Learn how to make a leather rose. You can use the rose as an accessory or put a stem on it and put it into a vase.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
- the pattern
- sharpie (fine tip)
- tracing mylar plastic (or some other plastic you can transfer the pattern onto the leather)
- spray bottle
- leather skiver (optional, but recommended, to get leather to 1mm thick)
- utility knife
- leather shears (optional)
- leather dye (Fiebing's red, green)
- wool dauber (dye applicator)
- plastic gloves
- floral wire
- hot glue
- floral tape
Step 2: Trace Pattern and Cut Out Leather
I had leather that was a little thicker, so I used a leather skiver on the back side (the rough side). The skiver takes cuts down the thickness of the leather. It can be difficult to master. Try to keep the skiving even and not cut through all the way.
Copy pattern onto tracing mylar with a fine tip sharpie. When done flip over to top grain side (smooth side). Spray the leather with water from a spray bottle. Tape the mylar onto the piece of leather. Trace over the pattern with a ball point pen. The wet leather takes an impression.
Cut the leather pieces out with a utility knife or leather shears if you have them. Punch the center holes with an awl.