Leather Carving for Beginners: Making a Leather Keychain
What you'll learn
Leather is a dynamic and mouldable material that can be carved and stamped. Learn how to use basic leather carving and stamping tools to create a jasmine flower design in veg-tanned leather. We will cover how to carve into leather and then how to create textures and dimensions in the leather using stamping tools. Finish with leather antique gel and acrylic finish resulting in a handcrafted keychain. Note: you can find the design used in this class attached on the right-hand side under the session titled "Materials and Tools".
Materials and tools used in this class
Veg Tanned Leather: 5-6oz.View on Amazon
Leather Swivel KnifeView on Amazon
Leather Stamping ToolsView on Amazon
Embossing StylusView on Amazon
Flat Head Screwdriver (optional)View on Amazon
Gel Antique Eco-FloView on Amazon
Acrylic Finisher MatteView on Amazon
Floral ShearsView on Amazon
#2 PencilView on Amazon
Self Healing Cutting MatView on Amazon
Small Rubber MalletView on Amazon
Craft KnifeView on Amazon
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This class has 13 sessions (28m)
Meet instructor, Brittany Stanton, and learn the steps ahead in making a keychain.
Brittany will go over what you will learn in this class and some tips before starting your project.
Materials and tools can be a challenge to understand when first starting a new skill. Go through the materials list visually in this video.Included
Apply the desired design to the leather surface.
How to use a leather carving swivel knife and cutting angles.
How to carve leather and carving the jasmine flower and leaves.
How to use leather stamps and create dimension in a leather carving.
Continuation of how to use leather stamps and create dimension in a leather carving.
Using stamps to create the background texture of the keychain design.
After the keychain is carved and stamped, cut it out of the surrounding material.
Add a leather antique as a patina to make the floral design pop.
Finish off the keychain with a matte finish as a sealer.
Attach the finished and dried keychain to the keyring. Resources and more from Brittany.