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Snaptab and Keyfob Finishing- with Leather Paint

Posted by Angela Perry on

Snaptab and Keyfob Finishing- with Leather Paint
Good afternoon POPsters! This technique has been something I have been meaning to share for ages.  Today I was typing up tutorials for this weeks release and I finally got around to snapping some photos. I used to apply this technique to finished items back when I used to sell them.  It's much nicer than using markers and you can also use it on stitching. 
Angelus Leather paint can be used on almost any vinyl.  I have tried it on several, but you may want to patch test first.  You can buy them singly or as a set.  I have the set. Here is how I use them. 
I don't always want to bother to change my bobbin thread to a matching vinyl color.  I use this paint to change the thread color.  You can also apply the paint to the edges of fobs and snaptabs to color away the white of the vinyl.
Apply a layer of paint to your thread.  While it is still wet wipe away the excess with a baby wipe or damp rag.  The paint is water soluble and won't crack or peel.  Essentially you are dying the thread. Be sure to keep your fingers off the backside and let aside to dry. 
This is what the finished stitching will look like.  If you use the paint on the edges of a fob sometimes I like 2 layers applied.  It gives it a really professional look.  Hope you find this useful! 
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2 comments


  • Where you apply the paint, does it stay soft?

    Denise Bell on

  • This is great info Thanks!!!!

    Margie on

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