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Sheena’s Faux Leather Technique


Sheena’s new embossing folder designs are proving hugely popular with the Four Day Deal selling out in less than two days, but it’s not just the folders themselves that have been causing a stir! We’ve been inundated with requests for more information about the demonstrations Sheena’s been bringing you in her live shows, in particular her faux leather look tutorial. The technique uses the new embossing folders, our Kraft card, Distress ink pads and Spray & Shine to create a gorgeous effect that can be used to create book covers, card features and more! Sheena’s recorded a tutorial video taking you through the technique step-by-step. Watch her seventeen minute video below:

Don’t forget, Sheena’s new embossing folders, in both 5”x7” and A4 sizes are available to order now on the website! You can re-create the faux leather technique easily at home with these products:

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40 Comments on Sheena’s Faux Leather Technique

  1. Thank you for sharing this great technique, loving the end results :-)

    Donna Jones | January 31, 2014 at 9:24 am () (Reply)
  2. Sheena this technique is great, really must have a go. Even though I am more of a digital crafter, I still like to get my hands dirty. Looking forward to the second video. xx

    Julie Asplen | January 31, 2014 at 12:53 pm () (Reply)
  3. Thank you. I really enjoyed watching the Tutorial. Shall now wait for the next one on how to finish the Note Pad.

    Cally Yates | February 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm () (Reply)
  4. I think that technique is fab definitely got to have a go

    Maggie | February 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm () (Reply)
  5. Love this technique -have my glycerine out from the back of the cupboard where it has been lurking for over 20 years!! I think it is still OK though. Looking forward to the next video showing how to make the book. It is the lining in particular I want to do, as I thought of making a kindle cover from the faux leather pieces instead of a book.
    Janet (in Kent)

    janet | February 1, 2014 at 12:36 pm () (Reply)
  6. BRilliant tut I will so be doing this! Used to use vaseline years ago but this is far less messy!!

    GlitteryKatie | February 1, 2014 at 1:22 pm () (Reply)
  7. Enerve are the vídeo? I can’t see it….Sorry ,

    Eduarda | February 1, 2014 at 1:55 pm () (Reply)
  8. Where are the vídeo? I can’t see it …can you help me?

    Eduarda | February 1, 2014 at 1:57 pm () (Reply)
  9. I used washing up liquid as an alternative to glycerine (too impatient here) and seem to have had a similar effect. TFS this awesome technique. Glycerine is on the shopping list though to compare the results x

    Croms | February 1, 2014 at 2:11 pm () (Reply)
  10. WOW! This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the technique.

    I am back in UK this week, so will definately be buying these products to bring back to Cyprus with me. I can see lots of notebooks on the horizon!

    Again, many thanks

    Love Sheila x

    Sheila in Cyprus | February 1, 2014 at 2:32 pm () (Reply)
  11. This is an amazing technique and I will certainly be giving this a go. The finished booklet is such a good idea as little gifts and ideal stocking fillers at Christmas … Thank you so much for sharing xx

    Christina | February 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm () (Reply)
  12. Thank you for your faux leather technique I have used it to make a case for my daughter to put her crochet needles in .

    Sandy Carter | February 1, 2014 at 5:31 pm () (Reply)
  13. Great technique, it gives me ideas for some future projects, I will have to stock up on some distress inks though. Thanks for a great demo.

    Christine Toner | February 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm () (Reply)
  14. Loved the video you did say you had a tutorial for making the book could you point me in the right direction Please

    Ann Riches | February 1, 2014 at 7:01 pm () (Reply)
  15. Love the idea of card that you can make look like leather, went out and bought what I needed, can’t wait to get started, Thanks Sheena

    Sonya Hawthorne | February 1, 2014 at 7:11 pm () (Reply)
  16. Can’t wait to try this, looks amazing

    Moira Gorman | February 1, 2014 at 8:19 pm () (Reply)
  17. Hi
    The folders look lovely and as usual Sheena has come up trumps yet again.

    I can’t wait to get some spare time to have a go at the Faux leather it looks great I can imagine it in all different colours, all I need is time,
    Hope all is well with baby,
    Keep up the good work

    Joan Cutts | February 1, 2014 at 9:50 pm () (Reply)

    Nadine Illingworth | February 1, 2014 at 11:14 pm () (Reply)
  19. 1/2/14
    thank you what a great and inexpensive way
    to make others happy useful gifts

    janet | February 2, 2014 at 12:19 am () (Reply)
  20. Recorded the C&C show where Sheena did this while I was at work, watched it when I got home and was completely hooked. It can be used in so many ways. Tried to order the Kraft card on C&C but it had sold out…not a happy bunny.

    Then I remembered Crafter’s Companions own website, having been a member of the ‘old’ club for a while; went on-line; joined the new and improved Inspiration Club; took advantage of the discount and ordered two packs of the Kraft card and two other packs of Centura Pearl card.

    Excellent value for money plus loads of inspiration…who could ask for anything more?

    Off to try and find the 2nd demo so I can make little books.

    Thanks to Sheena, Sara and the Crafter’s Companion Crew.

    Julie Markham | February 2, 2014 at 12:44 am () (Reply)
  21. Thank you for teaching me a new brilliant technique . I saw you demonstrating it on T.V. and thought it looked marvellous. As soon as I can get some glycerine I will be having a go.

    Margaret McCormack | February 2, 2014 at 11:48 am () (Reply)
  22. Sheena’s faux leather demo is brilliant and I just cant wait to give it a go. Not been crafting for a while now and this has really inspired me to get started again. Thank you!

    Moira Mackie | February 2, 2014 at 11:56 am () (Reply)
  23. Hi
    I am not one to use a computer much, but I had to see Sheenas Faux leather look. The best new idea I have seen in a lot of years.

    carol potter | February 2, 2014 at 1:19 pm () (Reply)
  24. Actually followed your instructions and made the covers. Many thanks they have turned out very well. Is there a link on hoe to complete the books with the pages plaese

    Lorraine Bielckus | February 2, 2014 at 3:44 pm () (Reply)
  25. Brill Sheena love this technique will be giving this a try thank you.

    AnnR Sheffield UK | February 2, 2014 at 8:07 pm () (Reply)
  26. Hi
    My daughter and I have made some faux leather and what great fun it was, Sheena was right it is so easy, ours turned out beautiful. When will Sheena make the notebook assembly video, I have ideas on how to make the notebook but would like to see how Sheena did hers.

    Sylvia x

    Sylvia | February 2, 2014 at 8:08 pm () (Reply)
  27. The Embossing folders are gorgeous, and I cannot wait to try out the faux leather technique. Thanks for the inspiration. I will be covering loads of notebooks from now on x

    Denise Shepherd | February 3, 2014 at 10:39 am () (Reply)
  28. This technique is absolutely superb. What an end result for such a little outlay and a small amount of time. Can get quite a producrtion line going. It’s messy without being messy, if you get my drift. Brilliant Sheena x

    Jan Beresford | February 4, 2014 at 1:36 pm () (Reply)
  29. WOW!!! What a fabulous technique!! Must have a go x

    Chris Hammersley | February 4, 2014 at 5:22 pm () (Reply)
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  31. Tried the faux leather technique, Wow! my son is into steampunk so perfect for this. I had a go at making spiral roses and scrunch roses using the technique, give it a go, gives a new softer texture to your cards and projects.

    Sue Housley | February 6, 2014 at 12:17 pm () (Reply)
  32. Can’t seem to get the video up I have my glycerine ready and waiting, please help xx

    Carolyn Chilton | February 6, 2014 at 5:55 pm () (Reply)
  33. Sheena I seem to have deleted the shopping list for the books insides could you re-post it please

    margaret hewson | February 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm () (Reply)
  34. I. Sorry to say I’m on my iPad and I can’t see any videos ,like some of the other ladies too. I hope I can soon to have a go. Many thanks. Love your ideas. Keep up the lovely work. X

    Mandy Haugh | February 7, 2014 at 7:50 pm () (Reply)
  35. What a fantastic idea. Must be “Product of YEAR”

    I wonder if you can help me out a bit. I’m a disabled Widowed Pensioner and am looking for a printer that do all thickness of paper and card and Acetate.all other types of materials and transfers. I’m getting so frustrated

    Angela COOPER | February 10, 2014 at 3:35 am () (Reply)
  36. I’ve given this a try on an empty dog-biscuit box and it worked beautifully. Just one observation: I have a Cuttlebug (sorry!) and ran the card through in an embossing folder, which was fine. What I noticed was that the faux-leather had most of the creases squeezed flat. so I gave it a gentle scrunch to get them back. Waiting for it to dry now…..

    Melanie | February 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm () (Reply)
  37. Love the technique. Is there any way of downloading the video as I would like to try it out at my craft group and not sure if I’ll be able to remember all of the process.

    Margaret | February 28, 2014 at 11:28 pm () (Reply)
  38. Hello Sheena,
    I just love that ‘Fleather’ look, but sadly missed the technique on how to produce it. Can you please let me know where I can obtain the instructions.
    Very many thanks for all your inspiration.
    Kindest Regards,

    Catherine | March 8, 2014 at 10:21 am () (Reply)
  39. thank you for sharing your technique with the glycerin. your share is appreciated as i am antique my cardstock all the time and this will make it a much easier process.

    Ava Gavloski | April 1, 2014 at 9:05 pm () (Reply)
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