davisleather

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  1. davisleather

    Belt for 8 year old

    Yes they are stamps
  2. davisleather

    Carving mountains

    Here's another practice carving. I think it came out a little better than the others. Thoughts?
  3. davisleather

    Carving mountains

    These are just a few of the practice carvings I've done. I'm outlying having problems with getting enough depth in the valleys that are in the middle.
  4. davisleather

    Carving mountains

    I am trying to carve mountains similar tho the ones in this picture, but not quite as far in the background though. I have pictorial carving finesse by all stohlman but I still can't seem to get as much depth in the valleys as what I would like. Any help would be appreciated.
  5. davisleather

    Carving mountains

    I am trying to carve mountains similar to the ones in this picture. I am having a really hard time trying to get depth, though, especially the more sloping valleys. Help?
  6. davisleather

    Getting back into it

    NVLeatherWorx thank you for all of the help! Is there a specific site you buy your leather from? Also, where do you buy your dyes and resolene from? I did try some fieblings dye before, but I will admit it was given to me and looked a little old. When I used it, I had colored a design and I used a different color over the top and it totally wiped out through first color. Did I just need to thin the dye first? I've tried several different thints, but it seems like every time I try to do more than 1 color, the last applied dye overrides all of the other colors.
  7. davisleather

    Getting back into it

    Also, can you tell if there is still anything coming off when you buff when you use the denim?
  8. davisleather

    Getting back into it

    I get my leather from tandy and I use the eco-flo dye. When it comes to the cracks it's nothe necessarily on a part of the leather that is supposed to bend. If I take the flat portion of the work and bend it l, it causes the cracks that shows a lighter color.
  9. davisleather

    Getting back into it

    Hi! I've been leather working for awhile but due to school it's been sporadic over the last several years and now that I'm done I'm wanting to get back into it! I've recently done a project on a wallet and every thing was going well until I tried to seal it with Tandy Super Sheen. No matter how many coats I put on it wasn't resisting water, even though it's done fairly well for me in the past. Also, I saw on here how some people use neatsfoot oil and snowproof. I tried that and I like how supple the leather stays, but once again still a bit of dye comes off with water. Also, after using the neatsfoot oil and snowproof I found that Barge would not work on the leather. Lastly, if you barely bend the leather cracks appear and the leather shows light blue instead of the dark blue I dyed it with. 1) any suggestions for other things to try for sealing? 2)preferences on what to use for buffing the leather? 3)gluing? 4) cracks? Thanks!
  10. davisleather

    Getting back into it

    Hi! I've been leather working for awhile but due to school it's been sporadic over the last several years and now that I'm done I'm wanting to get back into it! I've recently done a project on a wallet and every thing was going well until I tried to seal it with Tandy Super Sheen. No matter how many coats I put on it wasn't resisting water, even though it's done fairly well for me in the past. Also, I saw on here how some people use neatsfoot oil and snowproof. I tried that and I like how supple the leather stays, but once again still a bit of dye comes off with water. Also, after using the neatsfoot oil and snowproof I found that Barge would not work on the leather. Lastly, if you barely bend the leather cracks appear and the leather shows light blue instead of the dark blue I dyed it with. 1) any suggestions for other things to try for sealing? 2)preferences on what to use for buffing the leather? 3)gluing? 4) cracks? Thanks!