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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Faux Leather...

...the Andy Pearson (Pinnacle Crafts) way.

Starting with a piece of 300gsm Kraft card (8x8) and a spritz bottle containing a water/glycerine mix the card was sprayed on both sides and the moisture worked into the card using nothing more complex than fingers. When the card had become nicely pliable...
...it was scrunched up to give more of a chamois effect.
After carefully un-scrunching the CS it was sprayed on both sides...
 ...using Artist mica ink sprays in...
 ...Black night, Hematite, Mint, White. The CS was then ironed to dry it...
 ...but it still retained the creases.
The CS was then embossed...
...I used this pretty all over rose design but for the life of me I can't remember the make.
Gilding wax was used to highlight some of the areas...
 ...I used Spice, Verdi gris, Rich copper, Silver pearl.
The faux leather panel was sprayed with Spray & shine to stop the mica coming off, then trimmed &  mounted onto some gold miri card. It was then mounted onto an 8x8 card blank...
...and I matched some rosebuds to the waxed highlights...
 ...the peachy colour worked well with the spice & rich copper wax.
I like the stems on my flowers to be spiralled so Andy was off raiding Pauline's craft stash for a knitting needle...
...all the single buds were spiralled but I left the bunch with straight but shortened stems.

Thank you Andy for sharing a very enjoyable technique with us - it was a fab class.

I have left my card without a sentiment or any other decoration as that way it can be adapted for any occasion that I wish to use it for.

Although there were only 3 of us in the class learning about faux leather & metal, it was a very pleasant day and a week later I was sitting watching Andy demo these techniques during his Embossing/Stencils/Masks event. Despite a numb-bum from sitting so long, it was great making notes about the faux techniques that we had played with and gave me a chance to note a few more ideas that Andy shared with us.

A great start and end to my week off work.................................................................

12 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow Toni,I had never thought of embossing the paper after it was colored
Stunning results!!!!
Hugs Lynn

Virginia said...

Oh that really is fabulous stuff Toni!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what a great effect, fabulous

Janet Clarke said...

Wow thanks for shraing that - the effects are stunning ! xx

Jennie Hart said...

This is stunning, thanks so much for showing us how you did it. It would look great as a mini book cover too.

Claireliz said...

Oh that looks stunning Toni.
C xx

Stef H said...

holy moly! i've not seen anything like this. absolutely gorgeous!!!! i just love the colors!!!! you so totally rock.

no storms just alot of rain... alot of rain. at least no flooding and the rain comes and goes, so at least puppy gets to go outside for a few minutes!

have a great week!

hugs :)

Lori said...

Oh, so cool! Your faux leather is fabulous!

Katherine (sutty) said...

Look beautiful, I love the effect Tony.

Jennifer Grace said...

This looks gorgeous, I love it once the embossing is done! x

Kim Dellow said...

How gorgeous? Lovely effect thanks for the share Toni. Kx

voodoo vixen said...

Fabulous technique Toni and I love the way yours has turned out, the embossing just adds something estra and your flowers look fabulous against their background. Annette