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As part of the projecteducate Artisan Craft week, I am posting themed art features from various Artisan Crafts galleries every day.

Today I would like you to take a look at our Leatherwork gallery introduction as well as the accompanying interviews posted. To take a more in-depth look at this gallery, today's theme is leather carving.
Leather carvings are done on vegetable-tanned leather by soaking it with water, cutting and stamping the leather. The cutting is typically done with a swivel knife and is used for defining patterns and making deeper lines. Stamps are usually made from a metal material and are applied with a nylon or rawhide mallet. Stamps are used for beveling edges and texturing the leather.
After tooling the leather, artists often paint or stain and seal the finished work.
Here are fifteen gorgeous leather carving works for you to enjoy:

Labyrinthine Card Case by disscordia Purse 2 - Complete by dragoon811 Celtic Blacksmith's Bracers by Nymla Sheridan style carving by invisiblepoet91 La Catrina Necklace by phee-adornments Butterfly Keychains 10-3-2010 by Angelic-Artisan The Rose Purse... by Vildkorpens-Laderlya Leather work 67 detail 3 by HamraBDG Copper Gold Medusa Two...2010 by merimask Leather 49 - Oakleaf Keychain by dragoon811 Tarot Guardien Ch'ien by disscordia :thumb94350617: Peace + Love by phee-adornments Another Snake Collar by tupali 'Heart Broken' flask cover by tHeOnLyCaLaMiTy

Remember to :+favlove: this article and :+fav: and comment on any deviations you enjoy, it means a lot to the artists.

Cheers,
MyntKat
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Vildkorpens-Laderlya Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Wow...3 featured items i the same topic...Millions of Thank You :-)
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dragoon811 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it bad that I take pride in working in my medium in a totally different art style.. . (seriously. I'm the only one who does, I've been working on developing a way to translate anime and manga art into carving for a few years now.), but every time a piece or two of mine gets featured, it's always the traditional stuff?

Not complaining, just wondering where I go wrong lol
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: I just pick from mostly recent pieces, so maybe those were the newer ones... or the ones that stood out more. :B
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dragoon811 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Er... those r old but hey what do I know lol.

I'm always amused by this, tbh. I try to break the traditional snobbery lol... seems to be common for non-traditional carving to be looked down upon. (And yes, celtic counts as traditional lol) I'm not QQing or anything, it's more of a "strokes beard" Iiiiiiinteresting...
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: I understand what you mean. Guess I overlooked the newer ones or they didn't have the right key words to be found in my search. *strokes your beard too*
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dragoon811 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder what Dr Spencer would look like with a beard...?
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:lmao: I still prefer him with glasses. :B
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dragoon811 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
me too.

actually im not much for facial hair.

and he's adorable no matter what! :drool:
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Depends on whose fayse the facial hair is on, really. :giggle:
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