- Several years ago we did a production of "The Birds" (not the
Hitchcock one) and we needed a number of pieces which appeared to be
black leather. The designer showed us this process where items were
built of canvas, imitating the thickness of leather, and were then
covered with a coat of latex flex glue which had been tinted black.
When dry, the items were wrinkled and then smoothed, and finally
treated with a coat of black FEV (French enamel varnish). This created
the veiny look of the grain. Not to impressive up close, but from a
distance it was very convincing. Hope this helps, and good luck.
Head of Wardrobe
- Why not try naugyhyde ? It's actually an imitation leather or check out the
imitation leathers available at some fabric sections in the larger craft