This Koi Fish was a fun one to tool. We also did a painting video on this on our YouTube Channel.
Ever wish there was a way to transfer your pattern to leather quicker and more accurately? Try a Pattern Rub!
What is a Pattern Rub? Rubs are the fastest, easiest and cleanest way to get an outline of the design you would like to carve onto your leather.
How do you use them? First, moisten your veg tanned leather with water on the grain side until you have moisture about halfway through your piece of leather. Allow to dry until it begins to come bak to it's original color. Position your Pattern Rub on your leather where you would like the pattern. With the raised pattern against your leather, rub over the back of the Pattern Rub with a smooth object with a bit of pressure. A large modelling spoon or a wood handle work good for this. Be sure to rub over each line for a good imprint.
The beauty of Pattern Rubs is that they are reusable. You are able to quickly and accurately transfer that same pattern countless times with each one crisp and clean. Pattern Rubs are a brilliant time saver for an active leather craftsman.