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Luna1375
« on: July 15, 2012 12:39:45 PM »

Ok, this was my first time working with leather, so please don't be too harsh with the critiques. I know the dye job is terrible, but I did want an old, weathered look, so when I noticed it was going on all splotchy I just went with it and tried to make the unevenness look intentional. I made this from a kit where the pieces were all pre-cut and pre-hole punched, but I did stamp it myself.



I wanted a design with gears so I can use this with my steampunk costume for DragonCon, but the only gear leather stamps I could find were too pricey for me, so I improvised. I had some metal gears in my stash from the Tim Holtz line of altered art embellishments, and some others made by Bead Landing, (both purchased at Michaels). So after wetting the leather then waiting for it to dry out like I read to do online, I just clamped the gears to it with a c-clamp like so:



I actually stamped before dying, this is just a dramatization after the fact to show how I did it. I'm thinking this could be a way to stamp leather with all sorts of things, without having to buy leather stamps. I'm sure I'm not the only one to ever think of this, but I wanted to share anyway! Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012 01:22:27 PM »

It looks great, and good on you to figure out how to make do without those expensive stamps.
It brings back memories from the 70'ties - working in leather was really hot, then. I still remember the smell and the feeling  Cheesy By the way, you are right: you can use a lot of household things as stamps. But be carefull with sharp edges, it can scratch the leather.
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012 02:44:05 PM »

Your stampings look good and creative.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012 04:28:35 PM »

Could you have burned in the images? Just wondering? Love this.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012 05:47:35 PM »

I've used exactly the same method for stamping gear motifs on leather, and it works great! I don't think "real" leather stamps would be any better. I like the way you've centred the main gear on the fastening stud, and the unevenness of the dye really helps the look of it. (Dyeing leather by hand isn't easy, and I've found the most reliable way to do it is to dilute the dye and build up the colour in two or three light coats.)

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2012 06:54:03 PM »

Could you have burned in the images? Just wondering? Love this.

Thanks! I don't know how I would have burned them, I guess I'd have to trace them and then fill in with a burning tool of some sort? I don't think I have a steady enough hand for that, lol.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2012 09:50:26 PM »

I love it - the stamped gears look great and the unevenness of the dye just gives it a vintage, distressed look - awesomeness.  I was thinking of doing something similar with some old leather remnants I have, but for a bookmark, or mini journal.
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