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Old 02-08-2011, 02:53 PM
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Default Re: The "Guess the Project" post

Originally Posted by marvin-martian View Post
And artistic know-how.
meh...I'm far from what people commonly call an "artist"

To me "art" is a that I happen to believe is just a certain set of things to do, in a prescribed manner, in which the outcome is aesthetically favorable or pleasing.

I kind of think of it this way...

1. Get a picture in your mind of what you want as an end result. In this case, a leather hunter Sporran.
2. Get leather and make a paper pattern of the parts.
3. Trace a pattern onto the leather and cut it/them out. This includes 3D motifs like the Triquetra on the boss.
4. wet and stamp the leather, making sure that one strike isn't any deeper than another [unless that's intended].
5. Stain the leather.
6. sew it together.
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