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i need a tutorial on how to decorate the surface of leather? Answered

I have tried working in leather a few times, and i would like to know how to make shapes and patterns on the leather using water and different tools, however not by cutting/carving the leather.

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Thelonelysandwitch (author)2009-03-23

With leather, you can burn it with a leather burner, or a wood burner.

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KentsOkay (author)2009-03-21

nip by your local http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/ and ask about classes, or read any book by Al Stohlman

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DELETED_GuardianFox (author)2009-03-21

I can think of two methods to make patterns in leather:

Pyrography: Using a flame or a heated tool to burn a design. Note, this will smell horrible.

Embossing: The simple water method below works for simple shapes with large features. More detailed designs require a metal stamp or die and mechanical pressure. For one small run, you could make a stamp out of hardwood or some other strong medium, set it in place and clamp the piece onto a table or something.


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