Here is one for you all from Texas!
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Okay I couldn't wait until late tonight....here is my picture frame completely tooled. Gonna dye the background a chocolate color with a hint of ey
The background is done...I went with Craftool 98/99 for the background...gives more depth.....thanks to WC Leather of Standing Bear for this tip. I used the Barry King scalloped veiner in the ends of my flower petals....not for the rest tonight....stay tuned!
The flowers were actually tooled before the border...sorry about the confusion....next will be beveling....time to put it under glass for the night.
The design has been layed out on leather (4 oz) and cut with the swivel knife. Border and stamping comes next....
Monday, July 26, 2010
I started this design last week using the techniques taught by Jeremiah Watt of Watt Brothers Saddlery located in Coalinga California. Unfortunately, I used a Sheridan style instead of a California design (I am still working on that issue). Anyways, it turns out that a friend at work had a new baby girl....welcome.....this one is for you! Follow me as I venture on.....
Monday, July 19, 2010
Here is an upclose picture of the commerative piece. It depicts the artist well know character the "Sheriff of Ulcher Gulch." This was Mr. Shelton's signature logo that accompanied most of his leather related writings.
Here is the famous western artist AL Shelton receiving a commerative commissioned by the Longhorn Trail Leather Guild. This piece took me 2 weeks to draw the concept and carve/tool it before flying to Los Angeles, CA to present it to him personally.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Here is a piece I completed as a practice for tonight's workout...still more practice to go.....not too happy with some of swivel knife cuts! They will probably stand out much more when dyed....which may or may not happen...haven't decided yet!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I had some time to kill last night after finishing my California style wallet, so I tooled this Sheridan style wallet by way of Japan. It was design by Studio Tac Creative and publish in a Japanese leather carving book.
Here is my wallet fully tooled and background dyed. Thed darkerf spot on the left is from the nestfoot oil I rub in last night.
This is new leather from Siegal of California.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Here is the tracing pattern...the size is a bit bigger than the traditional roper wallet size...so I will have to create the interior.
Here is a wallet that I am starting for myself....finally. it is a nice california pattern that I found in a new Japanese leather carving book. I can't read Japanese, but there a ton of picture. Great book