Painted Leather Key Chain

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Make your keys unique and easier to find! Create a one-of-a-kind keychain in a snap with leather scraps and Angelus leather paint.

Instructions

  1. Pick your desired leather scrap from the Premium Leather Remnants and draw or trace an assymetrical, 2-sided design on the back of your piece of leather.
  2. Cut out your design using the Leather Rotary Cutter.
  3. Choose a location for the rivet just below where the keychain loop will be. Use an awl to poke a hole at your rivet location through both pieces of the folded leather.
  4. Shake each Angelus Acrylic Leather Paint bottle prior to use. Then, paint your desired design. To paint a light color on darker leather surfaces, paint a white base coat prior to painting the lighter color. This will allow the lighter color to show more vividly with fewer coats. OPTIONAL: Apply a coat of Angelus Leather Preparer and Deglazer prior to painting to ensure a better bond to the leather.
  5. Once the leather paint is dry, set the rivet. Place the anvil on a flat surface and put the rivet post on the anvil. Place the painted leather on top of the rivet, threading the rivet through the hole.
  6. To finish the keychain, use the setter and mallet to secure the rivet. Now you're ready to add it to your key ring!