Basic Geometric Leather Stamping
Layout Grid Instructions
Tony Laier has designed an exciting new line of geometric stamping
tool sets and the following are just a few examples of what can be done with
Casing the leather - Using a moistened sponge wet the leather. Do not soak
it. The leather should be slightly moist throughout. Once the leather dries
to near its original color, it is properly "cased".
This style of stamping works best on a layout grid. The Geometric
Tool Grid Craftaid makes layout fast and easy, however you may use a ruler
and modeling tool or stylus to layout the grid if you prefer.
If using a craftaid, place it texture side down on the leather. Use a spoon
shaped modeling tool to burnish the back of the craftaid to transfer the pattern.
3. This photo shows the proper alignment
of the stamping tool on the grid.
The grid will be 1/4", 3/8", or 1/2" squares depending
on which tools you plan to use.
4. A basic pattern made with a single tool
stamped at each intersection of the grid.
5. Another single tool pattern. In this
one the grid is stamped first. The tool is then used to stamp the center
of the circles.
6. In this single tool pattern the grid
is stamped first. The tool is then rotated 45 degrees and used to stamp
the center of the circles.
7. This design uses 2 stamps. First the
grid is stamped, then the circles are stamped.
8. Another 2 stamp design. In this one
the grid was stamped, then a patterned seeder tool was used to stamp
9. The above designs are but
a small sampling of the wonderful designs possible with geometric stamping
using layout grids.
Portions of this page have been extracted from a Leather
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writing - June 2009. The author and the publisher accept no liability for
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