There are many ways a design can be put on leather. It is an amazing material. The most suitable leather for carving is oak or vegetable tanned leather. When water is applied leather can be molded, formed and carved. A wood carver chips away pieces from the original form to create the art. When carving leather the leather is molded to create the dimension. Part of the design is cut in with a swivel knife, then tools are walked along the cut and uncut lines while being tapped with a mallet, to complete the forms. The picture is carved from front to back. I cut and carve more details in the background as a work. Many different tools are used to create the trees and other effects.
Most of my pictures are inspired by the beauty of New Hampshire- it’s majestic rocky mountains, breathtaking lakes, rushing rivers and streams, beautiful foliage and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. My rainforest, polar, and ocean collections have been inspired by my love of animals and my studies of them as a classroom teacher. Many of my newest inspirations have come from pictures on Pinterest.
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