Design a special page for the father-of-the bride using faux leather.
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Bride’s pages in scrapbook albums can be so gorgeous, sometimes it’s easy to overlook the masculine side of a happy day. And that would be a shame, not only do men look great in their tuxes, but there's fabulous elements that are tailored made for a distinctly masculine father of the bride’s page. We discover that craft leather, stamped with metal stamps creates an authentic and very masculine leather look. In fact in this example, instead of being a scrapbook page, the whole item has been created on an artist canvas. And it started out just plain white like this. So the first step is to take just regular black acrylic paint and to use a sponge applicator to create the canvas and paint and make it black. And now let's look at this leather accents. They are really great. To begin with, here is a piece of the black leather that’s been trimmed down. And then here you can see the slide mount that was used on this wonderful embellishment. To begin with, I've placed this one to the leather and then just use a white pen to trace around it. And I'm going to go back and even add an X in the middle. And now it’s time to trim this. So with scissors, all I'm going to do is trim the corners. And I’ll only trim one just because its faster, but you do all four corners. And then with a craft knife, you also cut the slits. And what that’s going to give you is something that looks like this. And you can see that when I place the slide mount back on, instead of covering it, if I want to emboss it, I want to do that before I attach it to the slide. So when I turn this over, you can see that I've already got the word daughter. And what I want to do is show you how easily that was done. So, down the sides, I will begin to write the word dad. And what I've used are these embossing tools that are perfect for leather. And all of the letters are individuals, so I'm going to take this off so you can see. I've already got the D on there. And it’s just held in there with magnet. So, you’ll hear it go right in there. And I'm going to, look at it, make sure you have it positioned correctly. And then I'm going to position it on to the leather. Make sure you have something underneath so that when you hammer you won't damage you table. Do you see how I have the D? You would go ahead, and I’ll pull that up so that maybe it shows just a little bit easier. Then you would go ahead and write the rest of the word to spell out DAD. You could go all the way around and spell all of the different people that attended or the other wedding party if you wanted to. And when you go back and look at in on the finish project, you can see how great it looks with the embossing done in the leather like that. Now it’s ready to actually attach it. So I'm going to turn it back over and I’ll take the slide. And I'm going to place it, now the leather is really not as pliable as paper. So when I start pulling these items around to cover them, it’s going to be more difficult to stick. So I would suggest a really aggressive adhesive to use. And all you need to do is take the adhesive, and before pulling it around, just place it right on the slide. Then go ahead and pull these elements around. You can see how when you start pull them all over like this, they’ll stick to that double stick adhesive. And you’ll end up, when you look back at the finish one again, to see a wonderful look, but it’s decidedly masculine. Now there's a few other fun elements to the page to talk about. One is this wonderful look that creates sort of a look of a French bulletin board. And that’s been done just with a cord and these little disks that are held in place with black brads. And then the last feature, notice that just for a little fun effect, up in the top corner is included a clock. What a fun and great look that is. The look of authentic leather with the bride and her father in all their glory, what a perfect wedding memory.
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