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I know I'm going to sound like an idiot, but I have to ask... how was this done? I mean, it looks like it came from a photo but how was it applied to the leather?

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6 hours ago, TargetRockLeather said:

how was this done? I mean, it looks like it came from a photo but how was it applied to the leather?

If in short words, in this case (without using leather inserts) the process is as follows:
1. Transfer the contour pattern to the leather (with a stylus or, as I usually do, print the contour with inkjet printer on the film and apply the printed side to the leather).
2. Carving, stamping, modeling with spoon and stylus.
3. Molding (I do not know how correctly I translated the term into English).
4. Coloring with spirit dyes.

Recently, I made a small entertaining (non-teaching) video that just shows this steps of the example of the German Shepherd portrait.

 

 

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WOW! that is truly incredible. It's even more impressive now that I know how it was done! Thank you for explaining.

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Incredible! How many hours did that take you?

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13 minutes ago, Rolandranch said:

Incredible! How many hours did that take you?

Thanks! :)

Carving, embossing and interprocessing - about 20 hours, coloring - 30 hours. I am not a very fast worker.

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On ‎3‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 12:48 AM, ABHandmade said:

I am not a very fast worker.

You are an amazingly talented worker who does first class work, so you do not have to be fast.

I saw a sign recently that said "Fast, Cheap, Good. Choose any 2".

And your use of the word 'molding' is correct, I believe this spelling is the USA spelling, (Aussie and English spelling is 'moulding' AFAIK.) 

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Brian, thanks for compliment! 

13 hours ago, Rockoboy said:

I saw a sign recently that said "Fast, Cheap, Good. Choose any 2".

:)

 

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Absolutely amazing. This must have taken a lot of patience and practice. Very cool.

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10 hours ago, spacedog said:

Absolutely amazing. This must have taken a lot of patience and practice. Very cool.

Thank you, @spacedog

Patience - is accurate, but practice needs to be continued :)

In this work, I finally managed to make the fur more or less plausible. But I myself see what next time I need to work harder on some details.

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Finally finished the bag. Development of the pattern strongly delayed me, so I did not have time finish it on Yana's birthday :(

But judging by her happy facial expression today, when I handed the gift, it did not upset her much :)

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3 minutes ago, Northmount said:

@ABHandmade  Top notch as always.  Great job.

Tom

Thank you, Tom!

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In awe. That is beautiful work. All around, the modeling, coloring and the actual making of the purse. Thank you for sharing. 

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Stellar!!!

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11 hours ago, bullmoosepaddles said:

In awe. That is beautiful work. All around, the modeling, coloring and the actual making of the purse. Thank you for sharing. 

Thank you for compliment! :)

5 hours ago, bikermutt07 said:

Stellar!!!

Thanks, @bikermutt07

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I already commented on your pic on the gallery, but wanted to pop in here to see if'n there was pics of the interior.  As expected, very nicely done.  Add to what I already said... purse "feet", "logical" design, "pucker free" innards, interior compartments.... shutting off the screen now lest my wife see that one ;)

GREAT work.

To bypass translation from ENglixh, let me just say .... :jawdropper:

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59 minutes ago, JLSleather said:

I already commented on your pic on the gallery, but wanted to pop in here to see if'n there was pics of the interior.  As expected, very nicely done.  Add to what I already said... purse "feet", "logical" design, "pucker free" innards, interior compartments.... shutting off the screen now lest my wife see that one ;)

GREAT work.

To bypass translation from ENglixh, let me just say .... :jawdropper:

Sir, thank you for your compliments on my work - both here and in the gallery.

This is my first experience in creating a women's bag, so I was very nervous, for fear of problems due to lack of experience.

Thanks again for your support and kind words.

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