Slickbald’s Decorative Background Techniques

$125.00

12 in stock

Chris Andre

Rozet – 3.05

Saturday 29.10 09.00 – 12.30

All skill levels welcome!

12 in stock

SKU: AN22WS-17 Category:

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Chris Andre

Rozet – 3.05

Saturday 29.10 09.00 – 12.30

All skill levels welcome!

Workshop Description: Have you ever looked at your backgrounding and wondered why it is so choppy-looking, as though you can see where each tool’s impression starts and stops? This kind of background work distracts the eye from the rest of the carving/stamping! Refine the overall appeal of your leather art by learning how to smooth out the background matting so that it looks professional and adds to the overall design instead of detracting from it. Not all decorative background stamps are used the same way; learn techniques for a wide variety of different stamps from different makers. In the second half of the class, students will practice on a pre-beveled piece. In addition, several advanced carving techniques will be demonstrated in order to highlight ways to create depth and a “3-D” look to your carvings. This workshop will be taught in English.

Materials to bring: All your decorative matters, figure bevelers, small pear shaders, modeling spoon, fine checked matters, small lifters, matter bevelers, triangle bevelers, stamping stone, and maul. (Slickbald will bring a limited number of tools to share.)

Workshop Instructor: Chris “Slickbald” Andre is a professional leather artist and maker from Colorado who received the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft in May of 2022. Chris works mostly in cowboy action and concealed carry gun leather while dabbling in saddles, cowboy trappings and motorcycle gear. Chris is also an active and competitive member of SASS and Cowboy Fast Draw, and is a lifetime competitive shooter. Chris authors a variety of instruction and pattern packs for gun leather and other items as well as offering workshops in holster making and carving.

Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co., The Fiebing Co., and Slickbald Customs

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