How to Decorate a Bedroom Wall with Leather Art

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Using leather art to decorate a bedroom wall can add depth and texture to any bedroom whether the space is large or small. Leather art can include designs with Pyrography by using wood-burning tools, carving tools or leather paint. It can be framed in a f

Using leather art to decorate a bedroom wall can add depth and texture to any bedroom whether the space is large or small. It is a unique material that is used less frequently than other common forms of wall art such as canvas, posters, mirrors or photography.

Examples

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Framed Pyrography on Leather

This particular piece of leather has actually been created using Pyrography which is known as "painting with fire". The tools used to create this image are wood-burning tools with various tips with strong or subtle points of pressure that is applied to create the desired result. Pyrography is also traditionally used on wood.

Adding to the rustic appeal, this piece of leather has been strung on a handcrafted frame that resembles branches and has a curvy design that matches the shape of the leather.

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Mounted Steer Head with Horns on Leather with Studs

This particular piece above is a bit more exquisite and has a rustic southwestern appeal. The elaborate tooling on the leather, studs on the edges and steer skull mounted on the frame makes for a strong statement to any bedroom that is decorated in earth tones and natural elements such as wood.

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Hanging Clock Mounted on Leather

Most bedrooms have clocks, especially alarm clocks. This particular clock adds a unique design to a typical clock idea. The leather has several designs from the circular shape with braided cherry colored leather to the intricate tooled design of the middle component. The designer was smart in using simple black clock hands so as not to block the view of the artistry in the leather.

Design Your Own

Designing your own work of leather that you can mount on the wall isn't as complicated or expensive as it seems. Even if you are not an experienced designer or artist, you can still design that unique one-of-a-kind piece of art.

Materials

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Leather in Bulk

There are many wonderful companies that can offer discounted prices to the general public. Primary companies that offer many high quality forms of leather are upholstery companies that offer bulk leather for sale that would generally be used for furniture. It is a heavier duty, thicker leather that is expected to withstand the test of time. This is perfect for using as wall art. It stands up to moisture, light exposure and has a better strength for the process it goes through to be hung.

Paint

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Leather paint offers a great alternative look to other forms of leather art such as Pryrography or tooling. Paints that are specifically designed for leather can be used with stencils, free form for abstract looks or for an alternative to canvas for the artist who wants to create a painting for his or her bedroom.

Leather Punch Kit

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Leather punches come in several punch sizes and kits usually come with grommets to create a clean finish. Kits can be purchased online or in hobby and craft stores.

Sinew or Twine

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Sinew is a traditional Native American organic material that is made from the fibrous tendons of animals such as cattle. However, it can be pricey and not as easy to come by. So, an imitation sinew is better available that is a waxed nylon twine. It has the appearance of traditional sinew but offers a more cost effective material to use. This can be used to tie the leather art to a frame.

Frames

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This frame has been drilled with drill holes to match the leather artwork to frame it. Because leather can be used in many shapes and sizes, frames don't have to be a traditional box or rectangular shape. They can be curvy and natural to blend with the work of art.

The leather can also be cut into standard shapes that are framed in a traditional frame like a photograph would be.

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