Leather Blanks for Craft Projects
Natural tooling leather can be embossed with a variety or shapes and patterns, and then decorated with dyes, paints or pens for a design that's all your own! Tooling leather (otherwise known as veg-tan) is grease free and naturally receptive to water and to dye. For the best results when embossing, soak your leather face down in lukewarm water for a few minutes. Blot off excess water and you're ready to go! With your damp leather resting good side up on a clean, hard surface, (not your best dining table!) hit your embossing tools with a mallet to leave a clear impression.
Once dry, a tooled leather project can be decorated in a variety of ways. You can use acrylic paint, leather dyes, Pro Markers or Sharpies, all of which work brilliantly on veg tan leather.