You want to make an elegant gift to people close to you, without slipping into banality - master embossing on the skin. And maybe this is a hobby, will be your main craft
All of you probably saw beautiful leather products,On which there are patterns: for example, belts, bags, wallets, purses or folders. How do stamping on the skin at home? We will tell about this craft.
How do you make embossing on things made of leather with your own hands?
There are a lot of options. At home, you can use a press and the simplest hammer. You will also need an iron. If we talk about the technique of making patterns, we note that in all versions of their manufacture, the principle of pressure and heating, or only pressure, acts. For the production of embossed products at home, various stamps can be used, and clichés for self-embossing on the skin, which are sold at specialized outlets.
Embossing on leather products, which you can do yourself, with your own hands, can be of different types, there are three ways of applying patterns:
- The first type is called blind when a pattern is applied to a smooth surface using a cliché. All the details that are squeezed into the workpiece are in the same plane. Often, to "Make" Pattern, films are used. This type of printing can occur both with heating and without it, the more you press on the drawing, the more clearly it will be printed;
- The second option - the application of patterns with the help ofFoil. You will need the equipment for embossing and drawing the drawings on the skin in the form of a cliche, and foil will also be needed. With this method, the foil is inserted between the product and the cliche, and color patterns are obtained. This technology provides for mandatory heating;
- The third option is the congreve printing of patterns. It is made either with the help of foil, or without it. The method is carried out by pressing with heating.
What tools do you need?
In order to apply patterns, you will simply need a special tool for embossing on
Leather goods: "turning" Knife with attachments - bayveler. But the most important tool in your business is a stamp. After the skin has been washed with water, a pattern is applied to the surface with the help of punches with a hammer.
Such tools are very simple, so it will not be difficult to learn how to handle them.
When manufacturing "Seals" With your own hands, you can apply stencils thatAre also offered in specialized shops. If you talk about an instrument such as a stamping press on leather products that is used at home, then you can make it yourself with the help of improvised tools, or just use an iron. Clichés can also be made from what you get on hand: you can make it from cardboard or rubber, though, for a long time such clichés do not serve you.
Doing their own hands
In order to perform the printing by yourself, take unpainted skin and cut out the desired element from it.
Using an awl or a knife (Bayvel), apply a pattern to the skin, but be very careful. Because if you pierce through the product, you will have to discard it.
Then, using a hammer, apply strokes to the stamp to make the skin go deeper by a millimeter into the stamp. The process is shown in more detail in the video:
Lesson on embossing
We will describe one more variant of printing on products without paints.
In order to do the work, you will need such equipment:
- Kafarnik (fit awl);
- a hammer.
As well as stamps that can be made using steel or aluminum nail files and depict
On them, what your soul will want: Letters, numbers, flowers (but one should not forget that the drawings must be made in mirror reflection) and the knurling, which can serve as castors - parts from the failed watches. Nakatki are needed in order to apply patterns and lines to the product. Well, to pierce holes in a product, you can use a conventional awl.
Take the stamp with the pattern and heat it on an open flame.
Heated impression is pressed to the workpiece and hitDesigns with a hammer. If the resulting pattern is shallow, it will be necessary to start all over again and heat the stamp more strongly. Or, on the contrary, the product can be pierced with a stamp: then it will be necessary to cool it a little. For this reason, so that you do not throw away the spoiled thing due to the fact that it did not imprint the pattern, it is better to use test pieces of skin.
For color printing, the principle will beAbout the same, just put a multi-colored foil between the stamp and leather, which is sold in stores. Melt the wax in the container (so that it does not harden, add turpentine) and mix it well.
Apply a wax layer on the foil sheet and give itTo dry up. When the structure dries, apply a watercolor or tempera paint mixed with egg white and tooth powder, then again let the foil dry properly.
The actual printing will be as follows: Heat the stamp on the fire and put the foil on the workpiece with paint to the place where you want the pattern to turn out. Press the stamp firmly against the foil sheet and strike the structure with a hammer. Just do not rush, the paint should "feel" Temperature. If you did not manage to decorate the product for the first time, it is necessary to repeat the embossing on it, as they say, act on the principle of trial and error.
Printing can be performed usingOf gold. To do this, make special, very high-quality cliches. This type of drawing is considered a luxury item, which is not affordable for everyone. The very embossing takes place according to the method of the foil sheet, about which we wrote above. Only instead of the foil between the workpiece and the cliche is put a thin sheet of gold, which after impact and the effect of temperature is printed on the product.
But if you have a gold embossed card holder, then you can be sure: your partners will surely notice and appreciate it. «Golden business cards» In recent years have become extremely popular among people with wealth.
Such products are very rich and stylish look, if you have a desire to be noticed and noticed, this kind of gold embossing on the skin is what you need.
Summing up our story about embossing on leather things, let's say that if you master the application of patterns on the skin with your own hands, you will get very beautiful purses, belts and other accessories.
Give them to relatives, and let your friends or acquaintances have in their arsenal a little thing with embossing, which you made for them yourself.