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Here's a work in progress--- this is the outside of a wallet, using a historical woodcut as a design. 
The dyes are Fiebing USMC Black, Fiebing Red, Angelus Tan, Fiebing White.
I like how woodcuts translate to leather. I was also pleased by how the white turned out --  it looks antique here. 

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I like it.  This is a style I'd like to try sometime!

YinTx

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Got it all stitched up and ready to roll:
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There's our front Samurai, with Antique black all around him, which matches the worn, pseudo-historic look of the white-dyed skin. 

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Inside the wallet, with card slots. I'm not sure what happened down in the lower left corner -- one hole short on the inside, but not on the outside! 
So I took an extra stitch through one hole, and the outside looks fine. 
 

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The outside of the wallet, with the edges all blacked (permanent Sharpie marker makes it so easy!) and slicked with gum tragacanth.

So now it's all ready for its new owner!  I hope he likes having a one-of-a-kind wallet like this!

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18 hours ago, YinTx said:

I like it.  This is a style I'd like to try sometime!

YinTx

I find that the woodcut matches my abilities. I'm not up to the realistic, more natural looking modeling,  but woodcuts are pretty straightforward:  where there's a cut in the wood, there's a cut in the leather. It's basically outlining, with thick and thin lines, background and foreground. Not much 3-D modeling needed, but there's enough there for the tooling to work. 

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