Ooh I did enjoy that play & can't wait to have another go. The faux leather (for those who haven't seen it on C&C with Sheena Douglass) starts off as a piece of kraft card which is then treated with a water & glycerin mixture. This is followed by being embossed in an embossing folder then treated with inks
I didn't have any proper kraft card - but I do have a pile of kraft thin card folders - so I cut up one of those.
Here is my play
All set up ready to go
The card after being sprayed several times, both sides, with the glycerin water mix, scrunched - then put through the E-bosser in an embossing folder.
after being inked with Vintage Photo & Spiced Marmalade
then inked with Fired Brick & Black Soot.
The Black Soot was used mainly to highlight the embossed image
After the final stage of being sprayed with Crafter's Companion - Spray & Shine.
When I showed it to Bob - as I do all my new techniques I try - he said "I didn't know you could emboss leather in the E-bosser". Success!!!! He was quite surprised when I said it was card. That is the result we all want, isn't it?
I don't think I will be using this piece - I want to keep it - but will definitely being playing some more. Also I will be investing in some good quality Kraft card too.
HERE is a link to Sheen Douglass's You Tube video on how she does this - will give you more detail than I have here.
That's me for now. 'Bye.