|Faux Leather from Kraft card|
This is my first attempt at making Fleather or Faux Leather using Kraft card. I first saw the technique demonstrated by Sheena Douglass on Create & Craft TV a few months ago. Since then she's posted a video on You Tube which shows the technique in more detail.
I've been itching to try it for ages, and I finally bought some Kraft card so it was time to give it a go. I'm really pleased with this first attempt.
|Basic Kraft card on the left, Fleather/faux leather on the right|
I used the Far Out Florals embossing folder by Sizzix, and coloured it using metallic copper and orange pigment inks from Hobbycraft. I think I was too vigorous with rubbing in the water/glycerin because the surface was shedding fibres, and in lieu of spray varnish I used some old clear nail varnish, but the effect is amazing. It really does look and feel like old leather! I'll definitely be trying this again.