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Spending Sunday playing with Altered Pages:
Making Faux Leather Techniques

Welcome to Altered Pages! Susan here bringing you another technique to incorporate into your altered projects along with your other ephemera and your Altered Pages Collage Sheets. I have several books on hand to prepare for altering and art journaling and I want to make faux leather covers for them. I have several new collage sheets from and will use some of these to finish off these books.

**A NOTE** This is a TWO-PART post and I invite you to play along. This post will feature the how-to video below...and later on around dinner time - I will share a completed project with the techniques shared today. I invite you to play along too and post your projects at the Altered Pages Facebook page HERE.

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I bring you a step-by-step on making faux leather backgrounds!

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There are several ways to go about making a faux leather background. In this video, I share three easy techniques that have really dramatic results - using brown/craft paper and newsprint and supplies you have on hand. Depending on the colors and base paper you use - the results will vary but I promise they will amaze you! I invite you to play along - go make something using Altered Pages goodies and post your projects at the Altered Pages Facebook page HERE.

This is a detail of one faux leather technique completely covered and drying.

While my backgrounds are drying - I have plenty of Altered Pages images waiting to be collaged on my book covers. Come check back this evening to see what I've done with the faux leather. Have a great day creating...see you after dinner!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to go and alter something. Please visit the Altered Pages website for Collage Sheets, Ephemera, Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers, Rubber Stamps, blank items ready to alter, Project kits and more! If you would like to see more of my work please Click HERE.


  1. Susan's instructions are always so precise and helpful. AND the outcome is always so wonderful! THANKS Susan!

  2. I have never used this technique - thanks so much for sharing it! I'm going to give it a try for SURE! Love your results!


  3. Will for sure have to try this. Thanks for the great instruction!!!

  4. Thank you for this.I love leather but can't afford it and this seems to be a really lovely substitue.


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