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Thursday, 16 August 2018

CHALLENGE #78 ' TEXTURE' AT MAWTT - FAUX LEATHER

Good morning all....

The new challenge for Team B at MAWTT starts today and the host is the lovely Hazel.  Hazel wants to see texture on your makes, the DTs have created fantastic designs and well worth a visit to see them, here is the link to the blog....


and my contribution is a faux leather note book - there will soon be a video showing you how I made this


It's a piece of kraft card, a little glycerine, !water, embossing folder, distress oxides, embellishments, Modge Podge, paper and fabric

The butterfly and pin came from 'our leader' of MAWTT, Wendy, who makes these pretty embellishments and they are available to purchase at a very reasonable cost.  If you click on Wendy's name at MAWTT it will take you to her blog should you wish to see the embellishments in more details


The darker areas are more detailed because I gently rubbed 'vintage photo' over the whole area then 'spiced marmalade'

I applied one coat of Modge Podge to the outer cover giving it a shiny appearance 

The cover is now very soft and actually looks like leather.  The embellishments were adhered once I had added the fabric to the inside and the papers




Gorgeous red fabric covers the whole of the inside and the signatures (papers) were sewn into place

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

9 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous June, and really does look like leather.
    Thanks for the shout too, xxxx

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  2. Great, June - looking forward to the video !!

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  3. wow! Your faux leather look is amazing, June! Fantastic textures and a beautiful gift idea! hugs, de

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  4. Really nice and it does look like leather

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  5. This is just so effective!! Fiddly, but easy to do! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. this is brilliant. I look forward to,seeing the video. Thank you June.

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  7. Hi June,
    sorry I am late with my comment it's been a very hectic week for me.
    I love this wonderful book and your faux leather cover is gorgeous.
    Beautiful work on the embossing and the inking.
    The colours look so super.
    I made 2 covers when Sheena first brought out this technique, but haven't made them into books yet.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  8. Im intrigued with this technique, need to know more. However the faux leather look is fab, really does look like leather xxx

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  9. Your book looks fantastic with beautiful textures. Hazel x

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