HOME
LEATHER WORK
INSTRUCTIONS
CHOCOLATE
CANDLE MAKING
CANDY MAKING
ICE SCULPTURES
PLASTER CRAFT
INCENSE MAKING
SOAP MAKING
BAKING
SHOPPING INFO
ABOUT US

One Stop Candle on Facebook

This site will look much better in a browser that supports current web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

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 them.

1. 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".


2. 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.

Tool 69011 used here.


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.

Tool 69008 used here.


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.

Tool 69008 used here.


7. This design uses 2 stamps. First the grid is stamped, then the circles are stamped.

Tool 69009 and 69006 used here.


8. Another 2 stamp design. In this one the grid was stamped, then a patterned seeder tool was used to stamp the circles.

Tool 69009 and S343 used here.


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 Factory publication.

 


Disclaimer: The information presented here is accurate to the best of my knowledge and leather working practices as of the time of this writing - June 2009. The author and the publisher accept no liability for the use or misuse of any of the information presented in this article. This article is presented for informational purposes and is used at your own risk.

Author: Bob Sherman

Publisher: Bobby's Craft Boutique Inc.

This article is provided free of charge for personal use. No portion of this article may be reproduced for publication elsewhere without express permission from Bobby's Craft Boutique Inc. with the following exceptions:

All other requests need to be submitted via our reprint request form.

 

Home > Leather Working Supplies > Leather Working Instructions > Basic Geometric Layout Grid Instructions

 

Click here for current shipout time on orders

Copyright © 2003 - 2010 Bob Sherman
http://www.onestopcandle.com

 

 


Project, Instruction, and Tech Support Search


CONTACT US
TECH SUPPORT
NEWSLETTER
FAQ
FORUM
BLOG
PROJECT CLUB

 

 

 

 

This site is best when viewed in 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution in a web standards compliant browser.