Hey, good to see you and I hope you’re having a great week. I have had the Faux Leather Paper in my stash for a while and I have been meaning to try it out. After some time I thought why not see whether I could use it to create a faux leather paper brooch. And, well I did just that! I also combined it with my love of hot foiling and my Minc machine – you can use a laminator if you don’t have a Minc machine!
Faux Leather paper brooch details
To start, load your design into the studio. I used the flower, but I decided I wouldn’t cut the stamen in the middle. I had planned to use a button for the inner of my brooch. To try and prevent wasting too much material when cutting the design, I used the nesting tool. Select the group of shapes you wish to nest.
Next, select the nesting tool on the right-hand side – looks like to hands clasped together. I choose to nesting my shapes using the ‘cut area’. This resulted in my flowers aligning towards the top of the mat, rotated and close together to reduce the amount of space between them. I could have done this manually myself by hand, over the nesting tool makes this much quicker for you!
When I went to send this design to cut, I made sure I did a test cut. I ended up changing my settings quite a bit – increasing my blade number and the number of passes. It is quite an old blade, so the normal settings for the Faux leather paper will probably work well for you. Just make sure you do a test cut to be sure!
Once the flowers were cut out, I added some foiled detailed using Minc reactive paint, decofoil and my Minc machine. Before assembling the brooch, I washed the faux leather paper. This will help turn the paper into a more leather appearance. Once dry, I assembled the flower together using my glue gun and added a brooch pin on the back.
Faux Leather paper brooch Photo
Did you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!
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*this post was produce as part of my design team work for Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB to use. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love. The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert.