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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Leather and Lace

From This
To This
I found this little box  with a big cut on the top so I got it for $3.00. My friend gave me a bag of  leather scraps and I went to town. I had to strip all the vinyl off and remove the hardware.
I did try to run the leather through my cuttlebug and it worked except you can’t really see the design in the pics. I found that it has to be pretty thin leather or it won’t work.

 I used Helmar 450 glue (my fav as always)  to attached the leather and lace. It dries completely clear.

I found this old cowboy pic at our local antique store and the frame came from goodwill. I dropped the frame and concho in a plastic bag and dropped a couple of drops of butterscotch alcohol ink in. (Tim Holtz style)  Filled in the picture with Sakura 3d Crystal Lacquer. I added the Prima crystal embellishment and stuck it all down with 450. 

I love experimenting with different textures and I think I'll keep this box!
Happy Trails


Lynne Moncrieff said...

What a treasure.
I would love to stumble across such a box and the transformation is incredible. Bravo!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What an awesome find- and how cool is that- leather thru the Cuttlebug- love that idea! Beautiful lace too : )

Sharon said...

Wow looks great!!!

Jane Wetzel said... your cute blog :)

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Well, you box is fabulous, so many details, wonderfully creative.

Kim said...

Thank you everyone. I had fun making this!

Marjie Kemper said...

Very cool.... all that beading is fantastic!

Krisha said...

Fantastic find and what a gem you turned it into. Great job!!

trisha too said...

Kim, this turned out great, what a fabulous piece!!


Queenie Believe said...

I love love love this box. You did a great job on it.... soooooo creative!
Have a great day,
Always, Queenie

Lynn Stevens said...

What an Awesome transformation!!! Yes I would keep it too!
Hugs Lynn

Vintage Page Designs said...

Wow - what a fabulous project - great upcycling :) Ali

PetraB said...

Absolutely fabulous project, it looks terrific.

Shar said...

A fabulous and beautiful transformation! Gorgeous result!

Audrey said...

WOW ... a must make for my daughter.
LOVE it. Will follow you to check out all your other wonderful ideaa.
Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, this is not only AMAZING--but, it also matches your blog!!!! xo Cindy

Kim said...

Thanks everyone:
Cindy, you're right....It does look like my blog. Too funny.