This is made with a small heart shaped mache box and all Stampin' Up! materials. The faux leather technique I used is NOT the one with masking tape. What I did was to soak more mustard CS in warm water for about 20 minutes, then I carefully crumpled it into a ball to "wring it out". Then I opened it up gently, laid it on a countertop, and soaked the excess water up by blotting with a towel. I then used my rolling pin to get it flat onto the countertop. I laid a mousepad on the countertop, placed the damp CS onto it, and pressed the rubber stamps FIRMLY into the CS to "emboss" it. I left about a 1 inch wide strip down the 11 inch length of CS unembossed so I could put a strip thru a crimper later on. I left the CS dry overnight. Using my heart box for a template, I cut the dry CS and attached it to the box with glue, doing the top of the lid first, then the sides of the box bottom. Then I crimped the 1 inch strip I had and attached it to the side of the lid. The remaining width that "hung over" the box edge I snipped about every 3/8" and tucked it under the lip of the box to make a finished edge. When the glue dried somewhat, I took a dauber with Creamy Caramel ink and "antiqued" the box with it. Then I did the same thing with Really Rust ink.
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 GMT Views: 560
Registered: October 14, 2004 Location: Northeast Pennsylvania Posts: 370
Thu, Feb 16, 2006 @ 8:58 AM
Thanks for your kind comments, everyone, I'm new to posting here, and your input is appreciated.
I'm thinking of other colors too, now that I've finally got ONE done! Maybe blues, I love blue. So much to stamp, so little time!