A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 302,736
Currently Running With Scissors:
414 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Tribal Dragon Journal Cover...Mmmmm...Leather...  (Read 1114 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
kulispel
« on: March 23, 2009 09:34:24 PM »

Hey everybody! This is my latest adventure in leather. This was a present for my dear boyfriend for our 2 year anniversary/bday. I found a picture of a tribal dragon tattoo online, and used it to make this journal cover. Anyway, pictures!


Sorry a few of them are blurry.



THIS ROCKS   Logged
PureOath
Raconteur Extraordinare
Offline Offline

Posts: 404
Joined: 08-Jan-2009


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009 10:17:22 PM »

Very nice! 

How do you get the dragon on the leather exactly.  I mean, I know there's a process, but what's its name, I gots no clue as I never work leather! XD
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I am looking to do a personal swap with (or will outright pay for) a knitter who could make an adult sized knitted t-rex sweater for Christmas. If anyone is interested, please let me know.
Craftrica
Offline Offline

Posts: 260
Joined: 26-Aug-2007

I love being out in the wild!


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009 10:32:52 PM »

That is really beautiful! Is there anywhere on craftster that explains how to do leather work? Or does anyone have any good links for us to learn? It is something I would really like to get into! are a lot of expensive tools required?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Do not go where the path might lead - go instead where there is no path and
leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
SteeelMagnolia
Offline Offline

Posts: 171
Joined: 06-Dec-2006

All things crafty are my love!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009 04:40:21 AM »

This is gorgeous! You've done a great job on this piece and I know your boyfriend LOVES it!
Awesome!

What kind of paper did you include?

Peace & Love,
♥ Barb ♥
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My BLOG: CRAFT THERAPY

My  ETSY

Art sets my soul free.
pinokeeo
Offline Offline

Posts: 7719
Joined: 08-Mar-2007

You cannot master what you will not try


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009 06:21:22 AM »

Excellent tooling job.  It looks very nice.  Did you put a finish on it, or is it burnished?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 projects-shooting for 100--- 67 done
ladyceltic
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009 06:45:28 AM »

Awesome cover! You did a great job.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
CrazyCristyC
Offline Offline

Posts: 296
Joined: 24-Aug-2008

http://tossedcookies.wordpress.com/


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2009 07:28:29 AM »

I was also wondering how you did this...  You don't see much stuff like this on Craftster, unfortunately.  Good job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

kulispel
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2009 09:05:28 PM »

Thanks for all the lovely comments!
Now for the questions:
Q:How do you get the dragon on the leather exactly.
A: I have a special tracing paper. You trace the image onto the paper, then place it over the leather and go over it with a ball point pen-hard-and that will leave a slight imprint in the leather. You then use the rest of your tools to outline, etc.
Q:Are a lot of expensive tools required?
A: I bought a beginners kit from Tandy leather, and my aunt has been leather crafting for years, so she helped me on my first project. I used the kit for instructions, and I've never actually looked online for tutorials. The kit contains awesome instructions, and beginners kits. Here's the link to mine:
http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/home/department/Starter-Sets/55509-00.aspx?feature=Product_3
Q:What kind of paper did you include?
A: I bought a journal from Borders, this is actually a journal cover, he can slip it off and put it on another, if he wishes.
Q:Did you put a finish on it, or is it burnished?
A: I used a dye. This is french hide, so it doesn't take the  dye well, hence the streaking and blotches, but that's how I wanted it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Creative Birthday Card Styles
Creative Wrapping Paper Styles
How to Read Crochet Patterns
How to Triple Crochet
How to Crochet and Change Color Without Knots
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Rustic Fabric Pumpkins
I See London; I See France!
Meatless Monday: Zucchini Pineapple Loaf

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.