Hi Everyone, I have been on the "make" again. I decided to have a notebook for my DT notes I had a couple of nice books that had been given me. The one I chose, I had made a mess of taking the wrapper around it off, why did they stick it to the fab book? Oh! well it was perfect for a recover and this time I decided leather was the order of the day, so off I went into town and bought a piece of expensive leather! Of course I did! Not! hahaha
I had seen a YouTube tutorial about making "leather" and decided to follow it, I just made a note of the ingredients, now I can't find the particular tutorial for you to follow as I saw it ages ago. I found the note this week! Why do I do that, I really should add the author. I think there are quite a few tutorials out there. I grabbed some brown packing paper I had in the house, wet it with water from a spray and just crumpled it over and over until it was very creased, I then took a few Distress inks and spread them lightly over the crumpled paper, then let it dry, it didn't take long at all. The next step, blew me away, spread hair conditioner over the whole lot and let it dry. It actually flattens it too. It became very pliable. Let it dry and add Modge Podge to finish. To add a label, I cut a shape out of gold mirror card with the Cameo and added brads, then slipped in a title and attached it to the front of the book. I'm really loving the finished "leather".
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