In The Craft Room 5th April 2014 – Sheena Style

Its April and the theme for the craft group this month is Sheena Douglas and the original plan was to have been having a go  at some of her  different stamping and painting techniques.

But then she came out with her “faux leather” technique  and this is what the craft group have been itching to have a go at , so without further ado, lets get f’leathering.

When Sheena first showed this technique on Create and Craft (was it really a couple of months ago) I , like many people just had to have a go (I also just happened to have everything to hand that I needed too)

Sheena Douglas faux leather technique see her video tutorials for this at www.sheena.tv

and Sheena very kindly published  a couple of videos on you tube  to show how it is done here is the link to video one.  This technique should come with a warning as it can be very addictive.

In the first video (stage 1 ) Sheena explains about  everything thing you will need and demonstrates how to “f’leather” your craft card, and as she does it so well it is better if you watch the video rather than me doing a step by step. It is Sheena’s technique after all and she deserves  the credit .

I will say though that once you have had a go with the technique, just have a play with different colour inks, and mediums. You can use gilding waxes (before spraying with varnish) paint with mica powders, use what you have to hand and have some fun. ~At the end of the day if it hasn’t worked it’s only a piece of card.

Sheena Douglas faux leather technique using black card and silver guilding wax

This is one of my experiments  using a piece of black card embossed with one of Sheena’s embossing folders and then emphasised the embossing with silver gilding wax before spraying with the spray and shine

And this is what my craft group got up to this week.

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As you can see my group all have their individual styles, but they all look amazing, I love Lisa’s sunflowers (please click on the images to bring them up larger as the small pictures do not do them justice) They could not believe how simple the technique was and what they could turn a piece of craft card into. During our coffee break( and after demolishing my ginger Crunch cupcakes) they were all discussing what they  could make. from Sheena’s note book to items they could give as Christmas gifts including Recipe books, Gardening diary s, Birthday books, glasses cases , the list goes on. I think they may have become addicted (and not to the spray and shine). We may be doing this for some time. There was even talk of acquiring a binding machine to make the books up.

Next week we will be completing Sheena’s technique on how to make the “f’leather into a note book.

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1 Comment

  1. Lisa

    I absolutely loved this crafty afty, took a couple of days to get the ink off my fingers lol. Yummy cupcakes too, I lurve ginger 🙂

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