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REVONTULET...the Finnish word describing the AURORA BOREALIS and the new name and logo for my line of handpainted leather accessories!!.
In Finnish Lapland, where the Northern Lights are seen in the sky up to 200 nights per year, they are called "revontulet", which means "fox fires" An ancient Finnish folk fable tells of an Arctic fox that started fires by running on the snow - its brush-like tail spraying up the crystals so that sparks flew off into the sky.
The wallet itself is a VERY nice "Fossil" brand and is a very evenly grained fine black leather . The remainder I have customized front and back. As will all hand painted items I only use the best as they take an incredible amount of time to create. Fossil is a very well respected designer name that is gorgeous in every detail.
The inside has 14 layered credit card pockets all together including an ID card holder with window. There are 2 separte long pockets along the inside when opened for bills and a roomy zippered coin purse you access from the outside when the wallet is closed
My hand painting is applied in as many as 6 thick layers of leather stains and paints which act like tattoo ink and literally soak into the leather for a permanent finish. I love the way this method retains the beautiful grain and texture of the leather and is supple, flexible and soft to the touch. It does not feel at all like paint. I hope you can see how the colors are all metallic/pearlized and shift tones depending on the light which you can only really see in person.
The background I shaded from purple to turquoise with rose and coral with touches of electric blue. Sage green leaves and stylized flowers accent the front surrounding the Finnish Lapphund. The hot and cold combo of tones really is electric. Certain elements of the artwork is carefully outlined to make the dog, flowers and leaves really POP forward from the leather.
I have also added a special touch over the snap area on the outside of the wallet (there are 2 snaps for expansion) The little handmade polymer clay button is like a Finland Northern lights display and was created just for this design and given a thick layer of clear resin for awesome durability and magniifies the teeny trees inside....a special little touch you will notice every time you take the wallet out. This is meant to be used, not just admired on the dresser.
The back of the wallet also is accented with a few painted white flowers to bring the theme all the way around the wallet.
This is indeed a mouth watering piece and an heirloom quality collectible . I will sign and date this ONE OF A KIND wallet inside before it it shipped
MEASUREMENTS 5 1/2 long, 4 tall x 1" thick before filling with your bills, cards etc. It holds an amazing amount of stuff for its size.