LACING & SEWING
BASIC LEATHER CARVING PROCEDURE PAGE 8
|28. The backgrounder is used to matt down the background areas. Study your pattern to identify background areas - these will usually be small areas between the leaves, scrolls, and flowers that have been beveled all the way around.
||29. Available in a variety of shapes and patterns, the most popular is a small teardrop shape with a fine checkered pattern (A104). This tool will permit backgrounding in the tightest ares.
|30. The tool is used around the perimeter of each background area.
||31. The center of each background area is done by walking the backgrounder across it. To obtain the best results, rotate the tool while walking it to get an even texture.
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