Monday, June 6, 2022

VIDEO: Faux Leather Map Technique + Giveaway

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Remember this tutorial for faux leather from way back in the day?  Well I have an update for you today with a paper bag and - A HAIR PRODUCT. I saw the hair product used by one of my fave YouTube channels run by a French woman who makes junk journals, and I was wondering if there was a difference between glycerin and what feels like silicone in this hair smoother, but is listed as hydrolized silk. It truly makes the paper stretchy like leather and feels VERY different from the glycerin version. The paper grocery bag makes it more malleable too. So I decided to make an aged, leather treasure map with the new Hero Arts kit, the fabulous map stamp and some Hero Wax in gold and black. You'll see how I made it in the video below, but here's a closeup of the antiqued map - I used Root Beer ink and gloss medium to finish it.

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The kit has a sea theme this month and oh my GOSH is this mermaid beautiful!! 


I took the little fishy from the kit, and the sentiment from this set and popped them onto my faux leather treasure map. The fish and the background of the sentiment (from this add-on set) are colored with OLO markers, and I shaded the fish with colored pencils for dimension.


I used the same sentiment over the map image stamped with Contour Ink, tore around it and shaded the edges with Charcoal Ink. I stamped the boat inside the bottle from this set and cut it out with the matching dies. The beautiful dark sea background I used twice because I loved the chalkboard look of it. What I did was took my Unicorn ink pad and swiped it down this gorgeous dark sea bold print to get a streaky look, and stamped that on Pitch Black Cardstock. I stamped it two or three times, but stop before it gets fully inked - you want that ghostly look. I used the little pearls from the kit as well.


The background here is the same dark sea stamp and the same technique, to give a spooky look to my spooky mermaid from the main kit, coloring inspired by the grindylows in Harry Potter! The sentiment is from the kit too, embossed in white.


There's a beautiful new stencil out this month that looks like a tidal pool - it's super delicate so be sure and use Pixie Spray and be gentle. I ink blended a background with Splash and Pool Party reactive inks, then leaving the stencil in place, I sprayed it with water and blotted it with a paper towel to create the water. Over that, also in Pool Party, I stamped the images from this mermaid stamp set, coloring in the bubbles and the plant with a white gel pen. Then I added the (I think) laughing shark from this bundle and the sentiment. He's cute and doesn't look scary at all.


These are all the fun, summery, oceany add-ons.

Here is the faux leather map video! Giveaway info is below. 


Here are all the supplies I used today. 
MMH June 2022
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Get them all June add-ons
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Dark Sea Bold Prints
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Antique Hero Map
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Jawsome Sharks
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Message in a bottle
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Mermaid Cove
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Lighthouse & Sailboat
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Tide Stencil
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AF249 Unicorn Pigment Ink Pad - Hero...
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AF463 Root Beer Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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AF236 Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink |...
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AF469 Contour Ink + Reinker Bundle |...
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AF426 Pool Party Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF428 Splash Reactive Ink | Hero Arts
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Golden Regular Acrylic Gel Medium -...
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Amazon.com: 3PCS Silicone Facial Mask...
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Amazon.com : Cosmo Farouk BioSilk...
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NK451 Black Hero Wax | Hero Arts
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NK452 Gold Hero Wax | Hero Arts
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HT216 Hero Tools Scrubber Block |...
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Amazon.com : Stylist Sprayers Stylist...
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Derwent Chromaflow Colored Pencil...
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OLO
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Amazon.com: Creative Haven Entangled...
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A to Z 5" Bondo Spreader - 3"x5"...
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GW101 Precision Glue | Hero Arts
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Hero Arts Blog
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Now there's a ton more inspiration for you today, and leave comments so you can have a chance to win a $50 Hero Arts gift card, and the winner will be announced here on the Hero blog.
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24 comments:

  1. These are all amazing underwater scenes and ideas with this awesome kit!

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  2. Love your cards! I really like the faux leather background. I wonder if you could stamp the map on it. That would be really cool too.

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  3. Ahhh! That is a wonderful treasure map creation. I ordered the Antique Treasure Map Bold Print.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  4. What great cards! Love the faux leather. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this oldie but goodie technique!
    LOVE the way your map turned out and your cards are great!

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  6. Thanks for the updated version of the project.
    Love the weathered look. this is a fun release.
    thanks for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. I can't stand how pretty that mermaid card is!

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  8. Love the faux leather! It also reminds me of pirates treasure!

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  9. The ship in a bottle looks so fresh and cute. I LOVE THIS.

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  10. I am in love with your cards and am obsessed with the faux leather map. Thanks so much for the video!

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  11. WOWZERS I love your faux leather treasure map thanks for the tutorial and all your creations are awesome!

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  12. You are so brave! If I had created that gorgeous background from a paper bag, I don't know if I could have committed it to a card! So stunning!

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  13. Lovely cards!!!!! Thanks for sharing the video on how you made the treasure map - so FUN - I am so excited to give it a try - thanks for the ideas

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  14. Love the faux leather treasure map, Lydia! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Such fantastic cards! I really love the background on your first card - such great design and technique!

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  16. Such fantastic cards! Love the designs and the faux leather is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I like the backgrounds and how you made the faux leather.

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  18. Wow! This technique is amazing- I love the texture! Your cards are gorgeous!

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  19. Wow that treasure map looks great! Thanks for sharing how you did that. Very nice cards and as always some very cool looks on your cards.

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  20. Interesting technique! Your cards are wonderful! Love the cute shark!

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  21. I really love the way yours turned out, I can't wait to try it!

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  22. now I want to play with paper bags ... very cool technique

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  23. Beautiful! I love the antiqued map, and the green mermaid gives off ancient lore vibes.

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