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Altered dreams

Altered art by Vera Lucia Emerim. Altered books, card holders,albums, ATC, collage and other mixed media artworks.

Location: Araranguá, Brazil

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fake Leather

Take a piece of fun foam, plastic, plastic that fakes leather, cardboard or whatever you want to turn into fake leather. I took a piece of beige fun foam here.

Crush some sheets of paper, any paper, newspaper, or magazine sheets.

Now have them uncrushed.

Paint a piece of your background with a brown acrylic paint. I used a dark brown but you can use a shade of brown that you like most.

Immediately, press a piece of uncrushed paper on the fresh paint retiring the excess.

Do it on your entire piece. Allow it dry. You can varnish it using a matte acrylic varnish.

You can see here some examples I did lately. Depending on the color of the background piece and the shade of brown , you will have a totally different result. I hope you enjoy this little tutorial and tell me how your fake leather technique worked!

These two cat books were made by me and now they belong to the Sanchez collection of altered art .

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Blogger betty2dogs said...

Thank you for sharing this idea!

8:24 PM  
Blogger CellyOneill said...

Adorei essa tecnica de background Vera, obrigada por compartilhar !
Beijos !

1:28 PM  

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