I got some new KS Blade Punches in 3.38mm and have been practising with Inkscape more as well. This piece was more about trying out the new punches and trying to get better at the Vector graphics programs than anything else. The punches themselves just feel really good in the hand and being able to punch 10 holes at a time is making my lines much straighter and cleaner. Punching holes was something that I was dreading using my little 4 tooth punch. Overall, the punches are expensive but I would buy again. Same with the stitching pony really. You get what you pay for when it comes to tools.
- Need to punch harder through the piece and probably need thinner needles. I kept getting stuck on the eyes which made it a bit aggravating to have to stitch through it.
- Need to just keep practising with Inkscape
- Make sure everything is converted to a PDF before printing. I printed directly from Inkscape in a brain fade and everything was 10mm too small. Of course, I only noticed after I made the first piece.
- I really like the Renia Aquilim 315 glue, it’s really easy to work with. Might need to get a heat gun at some point to speed up the process.
- Leather: Conceria La Perla Azzurra - Tan Dakota Belly - 1.2mm
- Thread: 0.5mm Ritza Tiger Thread in Amber Glow
- Glue: Renia Aquilim 315
- Edging: Seiwa Tokonole
- Finish: Aussie Leather Conditioner (with Beeswax)