Saturday, January 09, 2010

Purse SCUT File with Alligator Skin Look

This is my first stab at a purse in SCAL (non-accordion of course!) as well as my first attempt at the "alligator" look!  I am very thrilled at the look and amazed at just how easy it is to achieve!  Okay, first the SCAL file.  You can get the purse cut HERE and the score mark photo HERE.





Now, to achieve the "alligator" look, all you need is a clear ink (I use VersaMark), clear embossing powder, and a heat gun.  I also use a bone folder to make the lines but you could use anything with a soft but defined edge.  Before you assemble the purse, rub the clear ink on the areas you want to have the alligator look.  Spinkle your clear embossing powder on over the ink and shake off the excess powder.  Take your bone folder (or whatever you use) and draw lines through the powder.  It will build up some flakes - but the heat gun will blow them off, so don't worry!  The final step is the heat gun...use the heat gun to set the powder, this will also give it the shiny look.  Pretty cool stuff isn't it! 

6 comments:

Enfys said...

This looks so real Jamie, fantastic, just like leather. Gorgeous job
big hugs
En x

Pat said...

Outstanding job on this! You are so creative!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 09 Jan [LA 11:40pm] - 10 Jan [NY 02:40am, UK 07:40am, OZ 06:40pm] ).

Brenda said...

OMGOSH!!! This is sooo awesome thank you sooo much for sharing this I use the leather paper all the time but run out....I am so impressed very clever!!!
Thank you sooo much!
hugs
Brenda

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Jan. 10, 2010. Thanks again.

The Bug said...

Wow! what a great technique! I can't wait to try it!

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