Handmade artwork and carving

“Ho ho ho, I’ve got a……swivel knife..”

Image on the front is statue called: “Seppo” back in the days when my kids were young, I scared them with “Seppo” all the time.. “If you don’t eat your meal Seppo will come, if you don’t play nice Seppo will appear under the bed..” I told them that when boogieman goes to sleep, he checks under the bed for Seppo… precious memories!

To the point, I have done lots of stuff from leather, kinda fun… take a look.

Here is few “souvenirs” everything related with something dark and wicked, Wicca stuff you could say.. I live on the north side of the Arctic Circle and everything I created has own special curse. If someone wanted a curse bones I can make it, but beware.. it really works. Cursed myself in the past by accident and I have suffered years.. but it works.

Here is few drums that I made for jamming sessions. Mostly for kids but works well with adults too. Sound is really authentic and raw.

Our jamming session with friends includes many kind of instruments. Guitar, Pandeiro, drums, buckets (yeah buckets) singers, ukulele, and berimbau.. music style is mostly reggae and rap, but sometimes you just have to rock.

This hand bracelet and belt is made from old handbag, recycling you know. So much fun with these two, haven’t found “carriers” for these but maybe someday.

Totally cruel free jewelry..These cosplay knifes I also made from recycled materials, other one from old boots and other from old scrap leather.. working methods are still pretty raw but I’m upgrading my studio all the time.

Leather carving like I promised on the first sentence. Upgrading like I said, bought a swivel knife and tested on this piece of leather, turned out pretty fine… So many things to learn with this carving stuff but I got high hopes with this path.

Last but not least is this post apocalyptic cosplay knife and sheet. Steampunk has always been style that I love most.

Idea for this knife came from the new Mad Max movie and Fallout games. I have salvage all kind old rusty pieces of jewelry that online to use on these. Rusty look after all is neat. Leather for this project I found from second hand store, old handbag again… Sewing is handmade because I still haven’t mastered my sewing machine. I got it from grandma who got it from her mom, so it’s quite old.. needs some time to get used to it, probably some maintenance too. Maybe some of these future post will be about studio and tools that I use.. who knows.

have a good week people and keep suffering while you listen some Halloween tunes..

@vauhti – Satumaahappo

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Tattoo globe flower

“Ta-Ta” twisted way like Hannibal Lecter says.

Sat down with my machines and did some trimming. 

Can’t believe how fast time goes and you notice it’s way over midnight, all of tattoo guns are in small pieces at your table..

Well I can’t be the only one who loves to mix and tune those beautiful tools, or am I..?

– Globe flower coverup –

“I want Globe flower” for hiding this old spider-tattoo. That’s what she said…

Time for research, in to the field were I could find these beautiful flowers. Shitloads of pictures were taken in every shape and angles…

 back to the studio table.

This spectacular yellow flower was a mouthful because, hiding black tattoo with yellow flower was not quite simple as it sounds..

https://m.soundcloud.com/vauhti/vauhti-molotovin-kotipoltto

– Stencil –

Picture had to be so big, and the spider was gone. Easy to apply because shoulder blade is so nice area to do my magic..

– Making of –

7Round liner 14round liner and 13MG Shader was used in this piece..

Tried to make outlines bit more soft and left some spots “open” … 

Bit “oldie” -style but not too much, flower looks right and colors match, black/grey areas are for hiding the old tattoo…

Huge area to color but she took it well, nice job!

– What I learned..? –

First of all, the biggest mistake were leaving those outlines open. 

After making outlines I realized that it won’t work and I had to close ’em with my shader..

My mentor also told that biggest faulse was those lines and that style fits better to black/grey tattoos… Can’t argue, I’m wiser now.

Next time when I’m making work like this I’m going to stick up in strong outlines… 

Maybe for future I would use way more different kind picture, more leafs and I would stamp those leafs straight to the top of  spider.. 

Doing so, spider would be covered for less work and flower would have more brightness.

I did tune up my machines for this session and one of my liner machines didn’t work like I wanted. The tube was not giving Ink and needle felt just wrong.. I’m twisting angle to my needles usually before using but angle was like others, probably armature bar problem what must be investigated…

Looks like every session teaches me so many things… I used Intenze colors for this piece and I’m thrilled to test something new next time.

That’s the end for this one, to the next step and next session… Oh and that featured picture is my new hand tattoo made by my awesome and talented mentor.

To the next time bye!

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Small and pretty, like me..!

Time has gone by and I can almost taste the end of summer. I’ve been doing many small tats lately and have to say, it’s challenging every time.

https://m.soundcloud.com/vauhti/vauhti-ghost 

Names and birthstones

This dame got one spectacular idea: “Names and birthstones” Hell, I havent even heard about birthstones before and had to do some epic investigation stuff before could start even sketching…

Stencil

Stencil were easy to apply because the place was flat, no need for silkpaper. 

“Stones” was only few straight lines and I made ’em with my shader.

Making of…

I was using 7Round liner and 9MgShader. Colors had to mix like she wanted.

What I learned…?

First of all, stencil for pictures like this should always make with “sharpies” and freehand style. 

Decorating lines could also be much bigger giving the smoothness for the whole pic.

Perhaps next time I would even use a smaller needle for some special turns, 3Round liner could be nice, and tattoo would have more deep illusion.

Don’t forget to do “bloodline” like my mentor always says!

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Big feather

She wanted a blue feather to the hand. Really specific about what kind and what color. 

Stencil

Had to use silkpaper so I could turn this right way from inside out. 

Normal paper won’t work and stencil goes blurry easily, trust me..

Making of…

Stencil placed and ready to go. 7Round liner, 13Mg shader and 9Flat shader for tight spots. This time I made whole picture “bloodline” and blacks using (10% Black 90%H2O) mix.

It was really much more easier to start adding blacks and contrast when bloodline were down under.

Colors that I used were from Intenze this time. Outline black, peach, green and different tones of blue. Mixed up all colors with water and white.

Of course all the trimming and details I made with white using 7Round shader.


What I learned…?

The greatness of the bloodline! 

No need to say how important it is to do shades and lines with enough light mixture and add the darker shades after.

Sure I knew this earlier but now I’m starting to realize what my teacher/mentor has always meant…

IF YOU WANT TO GO DARKER, GO LIGHTER FIRST…

Enough for this time, thanks for reading…

Sincerely yours: Jay

Ink life! Can’t get better…

Hooya whores and hounds..!

Time has gone by and I’ve been at studio most of my time.. [INK LIFE] for me it means doing and takin tats, hell that’s pretty much all I do…

D.O.N & Daisies… Pretty idea eh?

Brought this one to the table when she told the meaning of the word “DON” and that she loved Daisies… That’s where this idea got wings.


She absolutely loved it and so did I. Stencil although didn’t went like I was planning but no matter, sharpie did the rest.

Making of…

7Round liner & 7Mg shader was all needed in this one. Colors of course simple and the whole pic simple as possible…

Hypnotic “oldie” snake..



This epic piece was for my trusted mechanic who brought me an idea of the oldie cobra. After tons of changes, I’ve got the illusion in this snake eyes that if you stare it you’ve got your eyes crossing really fast. So much fun doing this, enjoyed every minute of it..

Making of…

7Round liner, 9Flat shader, 14Round liner, and 7Flat shader were used in this one and colors are from very special “Oldie-color” set.

Brazilian snowman in Arctic Circle..?


Well this is story to tell… Kiddo’s Capoeira instructor/professor wanted to have an angry snowmen on his arm with the Finland & Brazilian twist. That’s what he said, and got. Idea went for the sideways multiple times but got it together in time. Wonderful piece still missing blacks but epic already, finish this soon.

Making of…

7Round liner, 9Round shader, 13Mg shader were used when I made this beauty. Pain was bit too much for finishing this but hey, there is always next time…

Skull and flames coverup…

Coverup tattoo is always tricky thing to do but this spectacular sharpie piece was totally worth it. So much lines and flames so I could hide the 90’s tribal from the beginning of this skull and I nailed it good time.


Making of….
Few hours of Sharpie action first and then we are ready to start. 7round liner and 13Mg shader were only thing that I needed in this one.

Tattoo life…?

Of course you have to chill and relax sometimes… 

Like my bro has teach me… Simple Man from YouTube, smoke Cuban and drink Scotch.


We are all good now right, C-Ya people…! (Fades away with Lynyrd Skynyrd)… 

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