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Sunday 27 February 2011

Faux Tooled Leather

My dad used to do tooled leather as a hobby when I was little. When I saw this technique it reminded me of all the items that he used to make- belts, purses, wallets, etc., then I thought how wonderful it would be with Bombshell Stamps' new western images!

I was finally able to try out the Faux Tooled Leather technique...and it's SO easy! Here is the card that I made using this technique:

Here is a quick tutorial of how to create this tooled leather look:

Faux Tooled Leather Technique:

1. Using a piece of dark brown card stock, run it through the Cuttlebug or Big Shot using your favorite Cuttlebug embossing folder or texture plate. (I ran it through 4 or 5 times to make sure that I got a good image.) Embossing folders or texture plates with larger designs work best.

2. Using a VersaMark or embossing pad and the brayer, I covered the card stock with VersaMark, being careful to cover all raised areas completely. Only the raised areas should be coated with VersaMark. You don't want to push so hard that the recessed areas are covered.

3. I then covered the card stock with clear embossing powder, shaking off any extra powder that may be in the recessed areas.

4. Using a heat tool, heat and set the powder creating the faux leather look.

I hope you'll give this technique a try. I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!