Welcome to Tips and Tricks Thursday with Jingle! Today we are going to create a super fun faux leather look on a trinket box!
First, you will need a trinket box of some kind to alter. This is an old one I picked up way too long ago in the Target dollar spot.
Then you want to gather your basic supplies for the project. You will need gesso (or something to cover any images on your trinket box), kraft tissue paper, a good permanent black ink, several Skipping Stones stamp sets with butterflies, your box, and blocks.
Cover the lid of the box with enough gesso to hide any images and allow to dry completely. (If you use as much as I did, feel free to go to the grocery store in the meantime. Just say’n.)
Cut a sheet of kraft tissue paper into several small squares (the same size as the lid of your box).
Using butterflies from several Skipping Stones Design stamp sets, random stamp images on one of the tissue squares. I used Heartsong, Always Here, Healing Wings, and a soon to be released set, too! Set that layer aside. You will add it last.
Cover your gesso covered lid with liquid adhesive and layer the first piece of tissue on the box. Use your fingers to pinch and even tear some areas to create texture.
Continue adding layer after layer, using your fingers to gently spread the glue and add texture to the tissue. Do this for five or six layers.
Add your final layer with the stamped images and coat with glue to seal. Trim the edges as needed.
Add a bit of twine around your box and allow the lid to dry and there you have it! A super fun faux leather trinket box lid. Have fun creating!