March 15, 2013

Turning Wallpaper Into Leather

Having fun with textured wallpaper! 

 Turning Wallpaper Into Leather
This creative experience revealed that wallpaper could take on the appearance and feel of LEATHER!

This note pad holder measures 4 x 4 1/2.

The repetitive pattern of the wallpaper allowed two consecutive designs to be trimmed as one segment to create the holder.  Recycled cardboard is used between the wallpaper and antiqued tissue paper to create stability. 

To begin, a diluted wash of yellow ochre acrylic paint was applied to the white wallpaper.  Then layers of different colored metallic rub-ons were added.  To pronounce the raised design in certain spots, Virdi acrylic paint was dabbed on.  The final application was a coat of Shimmer Creative Medium.

The shank was removed from an antique button to create the center embellishment.

The exposed cardboard on the inside was coated with clear Gesso and then Tim Holtz's printed tissue paper was attached with Gel Medium.  Vintage Creative Medium was used to instantly antique the paper.  A Cobalt Green PITT Artist Pen was perfect for adding/blending teal highlights around the edges.

A custom note pad was made from copy paper.  After cutting the paper to size, each piece was stamped with a border from Lace Delight in Niagara Mist VersaMagic.  Clamping the papers together and adding glue to the top edge secured the pad. 

Tombow's Fastener Tabs were used on the back of the pad and base of the holder so the note pad could be replaced as needed. 

Thank you for visiting!


Penny Black Stamps: Lace Delight 30-115
Acrylic Paint: Virdi, Yellow Ochre
Craf-T Products: Metallic Rub-Ons
Faber-Castell: Cobalt Green (156) PITT Artist Pen Big Brush
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Niagara Mist VersaMagic, Shimmer Creative Medium, Vintage Creative Medium
Liquitex: Clear Gesso, Mat Gel
Tim Holtz: Tissue Paper
Tombow: Fastener Tabs (Hook & Loop Tabs)
Other: Antique Button, Recycled Cereal Box, Textured Wallpaper  

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