||Anyone do tiki leather stamping?
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Mar 22, 2013
From: RinKonTiki, CA
|Posted: 2013-12-31 08:41 am  Permalink|
I used to do leather stamping when I was a kid in the scouts. For Christmas a while back, I bought myself a Tandy starter kit. I'd like to do some tiki work - wallet, luggage tag, etc.
Anybody into this? Good tips for patterns or stamps that are especially good for this?
Grand Member (3 years)
Joined: Jun 30, 2007
From: Casa Grande
|Posted: 2013-12-31 09:44 am  Permalink|
Don't know about the stamping part but you can do some nifty stuff with pyrography on leather mixed with some knife work. I 'spose you could experiment with bevelers and shaders too. One trick I stole from the woodworkers is to print out a mirror image of a line drawing I want to use using a laser printer. Then place it face down on the leather and run a dry iron over it. The heat from the iron transfers some of the toner onto the leather then you just follow the lines with your burner.
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 2013-12-31 10:42 am  Permalink|
What a great idea. In the 60's leather belts with your name stamped on them were the rage. Can you imagine a belt with tikis all around it. That would be so cool. The projects could be endless. I bought a set of leather stamping tools that I use with clay.
If you start please post your step by steps,
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Nov 26, 2005
|Posted: 2013-12-31 12:21 pm  Permalink|
There's about 100 ideas here.
Lights for home and
commercial TIKI bars.
[ This Message was edited by: tikiskip 2013-12-31 12:24 ]
|Atomic Tiki Punk|
Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2013-12-31 1:20 pm  Permalink|
I used to do custom leather work "Oh Myyyyy!"
seriously though I made custom Harley accessories
Belts etc. sold all my tools at a yard sale years ago.