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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
Kim

17 comments:

Lynne Moncrieff said...

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

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...

omg...BEAUTIFUL...love 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. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/

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.