Continuing my leather experiments.
Created the debossing stamp from medium clear acrylic. I find running 2 passes of engraving gives a good depth. Will probably need to play around with focus to get background smoother.
Cut thick proofgrade leather patch. Dampened leather and clamped between two pieces of wood.
Next, I did a light wiping with Fiebing’s Light Brown Pro Dye. Again, an experiment as I’ve been trying out different color dyes and have found a lot of the browns to be too dark. This color is a nice addition. Plus, I like the way light wiping left the recessed areas contrasting. Of course, could go heavier with dye to get to these areas.
Finally, I tried Fiebing’s Medium Brown Antique Finish Paste. First time using this so still learning.
Thanks for sharing this write up. You are getting some good results.
Oh I like that. It turned out great!
Nice work! Thanks for sharing your experiments with us so we can all learn along the way!
Looks very nice. I was confused by, what looks like, the eyes cut out. Then it hit me - I can’t see clear acrylic.
Yes, I always de-focus when engraving acrylic. It’s so much better I wonder why that’s not just the default.
You’re getting some pretty awesome results! I haven’t done that for a while and you’re giving me the itch to try again
I’m actually confused by that right now.
The eyes and “cheek” are not cut outs. You are seeing through clear un-lasered acrylic.
I did the same thing on another poster’s project.
Ohhhh tricky! Ty for explaining!! I feel better now. Lol
Nice results … enjoyed seeing the finishing of the leather.
Used the patch on a leather notebook cover.
Files are in my post under Free Laser Designs.
That’s a great technique. Mixing the patch & the embossed lettering takes the whole thing to a different level.