Crafters Tool Box: Angelus Leather Paint

I’ve heard the saying “an artist is only as good as his tools” which typically I call bullshit on, but if that logic is correct, and you are working with Angelus Leather Paint, then you must be one damn fine artist.  If you are playing around with the idea of trying it but not sure how it is or works then let me tell you, it works exactly like its name.  It is a paint that sticks to leather and sticks well.  In fact, if you are looking for a fun new craft to try, I strongly recommend you get yourself a bottle or two of a color you love and pick up some leather at the thrift store and paint away.  That’s what I do, and it’s turned into a top favorite hobby of mine.  


It’s so amazing how Zen it is creating and painting a design on an old, leather jacket you picked up for a mere $9! If you go to the Amazon review section you will find a few photos of things people have designed and used with this product and the results are impressive, to say the least.  People use this paint to redesign shoes, wallets; you name it.  Whatever is leather, this paints on.  

You can go crazy with this brand, using a leather repper (I used acetone), remover (again, acetone) and a full assortment of colors and finishes all available through Amazon.  The paint works great for layering and lets you build a nice solid block of color if that's your style (that's my style).  After seeing many super cool painted leather jackets on Pinterest, I decided I wanted to give it a try myself. My first project I ever used the Angelus Leather Paint with was a leather jacket where I painted my cat Olivia on the back with white and gold paint.  I have no intention of stopping there either.  I plan on getting some bottles of green and red for some future projects but I can already tell these bottles will last me a long time.  I am looking forward to completing an extensive list of projects with this paint.