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Faux Leather Techniques...So Much Fun!!!

Hello Night OWLS! Susan back with my completed projects using the faux paper leather technique I shared earlier today. I hope you enjoyed the video how-to and were inspired to go and create!

This is the completed mini book with the first technique using torn strips of brown paper decopauged onto the cover. I really love the distressed look and bits of black peeking through. I added a piece of decorative embroidered ribbon to the edge.

I also gave a little decorating on the inside front cover and front page of this book. The inside front cover is decorated with an image from AP-1724 Collage Backgrounds I. The right hand page is one of the ATC Decorative Borders painted with Sakura Crystal Lacquer and Bronze Terri Sproul Mixers with an image from AP-2133 Eiffel Tower over Paris.

The second technique resulted in this beautiful painted background which will make a wonderful cover on the mini book with the window. This is after a second application of colored mists.

Lastly - the newsprint aged leather technique using direct to paper inking. I adhered this to the cover of my art journal and added a few vintage images from collage sheets AP-2135 and AP-2131 from I edged it with black acrylic to blend the edge of the paper to the base where I tore the edge at the spine. I'm so happy how the cover of my Art Journal turned out. For durability I'm going to seal it with a coat of acrylic matte varnish.

I hope you have a great evening! Thanks so much for stopping by - join me next time on July 29th for another technique how-to. Please visit the Altered Pages website for Collage Sheets, Ephemera, Rubber Stamps, blank items ready to alter, Project kits, Tutorials and more! If you would like to see more of my work, please Click HERE  : ) Sb


  1. This is such a cool technique. Love the results. TFS.

  2. Nice work Susan! I've got some brown kitchen parchment paper I found at the grocery store and some brown deli wrap paper(from Qdobo mexican takeout place here)that I have been hoarding that I might try this technique on!


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