||Anyone do tiki leather stamping?
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?
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.
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,
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.
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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.