Can I do a resin coat on leather? I have a piece of art that was painted onto a leather hide. It is currently mounted onto thick paper background and framed (glass is covering the art).
I don't think I can safely remove the leather hide from the thick paper backing, so I figured to cut around the hide (cut through the paper backing in the shape of the hide so it's still attached).
My idea was to coat the hide (& attached cut-out backing) in resin. So essentially i get a hard, hide-shaped resin slab. (That i could then hopefully mount to my wall.)
Is this idea possible? Has anyone tried coating leather in resin?
Any help/ suggestions/ advice/ criticism is welcome & much appreciated
The only other idea my friend had was to mount (adhere somehow) the leather hide to a wood slab... But this seems more difficult to me as i don't know how I'd cut the wood to the intricate shape of the hide.
I have not tried that before so I'd test a scrap piece of leather (not your art piece) and see how it comes out. But I would think that it would work as it would be similar to "embedding" the leather into the resin.
Thank you for your reply & advice. I will try it.... Do you suggest i coat the leather with a clear top coat first? Any ideas what to use? Perhaps a thin coat of epoxy on the leather to "protect" the art work?
Thanks again for your help I sure do appreciate it!
Sorry I missed this before now, I didn't see the notice that there was an update on the thread. As for a top coat, I'd do one in the same resin you are using to coat the leather in. I'd use Amazing Clear Cast Plus as it has UV protection. But again, do a test on a scrap piece first just in case. If it doesn't come out good, you could always sandwich it between two pieces of glass (or that clear plastic front for posters) and encase just the edges so that it's fully encased and sealed between the two sides.