More Celtic knots

Today, I played with more knots!

First, I did some work on that scrap I started yesterday.

I beveled around the outside edges. I’m pleased with how it turned out – a fairly smooth, even line.

Then, I beveled the interior lines, used a background tool on the area between the “strands” of the pattern

Then I decided to try a new pattern.

Here is what it is supposed to look like, and the pattern pressed into the wet leather

Pattern after carving

Then I beveled around the outside, and put a couple of mark the space between the pattern lines.  I was trying to make it easier to see the “laces” for the next part.

Interior beveling

Post background tool.   I need a smaller backgrounder for the next time I do this – the one that came with my kit is not quite tiny enough for the smallest spaces of this pattern.

Here, I used a tool on the places where the “laces” overlapped each other.  The idea is to create a subtle angle on either side of the lace, to make it look like one crosses under the other.  I did a really bad job.  I’m going to need some practice before I can pull off subtle.

That’s all I’ve got for today.

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