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Leather Tooling Project

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Other Leather Projects' started by PeterP, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    so after my last attempt at trying new things on leather I tried a more intricate design.
    They call this the organic art. I think it would look cool on a sheath.
    Still would like to get more definition and depth.
    still debating on the color.
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  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    A couple shades of brown or tan will add some depth to the project
     
  3. IamSteve-O

    IamSteve-O New Member

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    If you water down the dye and wipe it off quickly it will highlight the lower areas and kind of act as the shadows of the overlapping parts.
     
  4. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    Was thinking about that, but I have oil dye, don't know if it will water down properly.
     
  5. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    if oil based dye use alcohol otherwise you can use distilled water or buy the thinner
     
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    You can also use Roselene as a resist in areas you do not want to get as dark. It does not work well with dyes unless airbrushing but works very well with antiquing gels
     
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  7. PeterP

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    Cool Thank John....wish I dint sell my airbrush kit last year..:(
     
  8. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    straw and blow real hard :D
     
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  9. PeterP

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    knowing me I would probably past out between layers....:p
     
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  10. PeterP

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    Here is another attempt at carving and tooling
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  11. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    The steps in the tooling often happen when leather is not dried enough. ideally after wetting the leather should return to its natural color and be cool to the touch.

    Other than that you are on the right track. also check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/601613716590057/
    for some excellent examples and many people to help guide you along
     

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