These photos will give you a look at the process of flower carving in the order that I do things.
The first step is to draw the pattern, I draw on paper first, then once I am happy with the pattern it is traced on to tracing film.
Then the leather is cut to pattern and the borders are layed out and cut with a double cut swivel knife.
Now the tracing film is placed on the cased leather and traced onto the leather.
Then the pattern is cut with a swivel knife
the next step is to undercut bevel the entire piece
Now the flowers are beveled, then the leaves and then the vine's and stems
then the piece is back grounded
now the flowers are stamped
now the leaves are stamped
now the vines and stems are stamped