New tools

Just a quick little teaser of the Camera Case project to show off a technique I just figured out – here’s the side panel of the case all carved up:

The new technique is the gridwork in the middle of the design. I purchased a couple of new shaders a while back, and this is the first chance I’ve had to play with them on a real design. I like the way it turned out.

The trick to using tools like this is all in the alignment – if you overlap them just a touch, it looks good. If you try to line the impressions right next to each other, you may end up with a thin line of material that isn’t stamped. As always, you gotta practice with it.

One Response to “New tools”

  1. Tom Says:


    My name is Tom, I am a member of the IILG (and others). I noticed your site and was just checking it out. Very nice work, I am somewhat of a newb to leather craft (serious, going on 2 years) and interested in carving/stamping/lacing all kinds of patterns, have been doing some celtic work as of late and noticed a few of your designs (scabbard and camera case design) they seem of an original design, I was curious if you have the design, or know where I can get it. I would appreciate any direction. Also noticed you are into D&D (played back in HS).