Friday, March 16, 2012
It's Border Work Time!
I decided that I was going to try a double beaded border for this project, so I took the glass off the leather and allowed it to return to its natural color. I decided to stamp this project using a weave pattern using my Gomph-Hackbarth "Carlos" stamping tool. This tool resembles an hour glass shape. After laying out my lines, I used my Barry King beader blade to cut the lines. I did cheat and use a ruler for the straight lines. I stopped short of the corners and cut them free hand them after cutting the straight lines. I then beveled the lines being careful not to crush the beader that I created. After I beveled the lines and corners, I took my modeling spoon and ran it over the beader part to give it a roundness effect as its final shape. Wayne's tutorial at www.leatherbyWC.com. After completing the weaving pattern with the 'Carlos' tool, I stamped the exterior ring using a medium border tool by Hide Crafter's. On the inside border, I used my Barry King 'Seashell' tool to create the "V" shape border. I then used my 'Seashell Filler' tool to create the fill in work.