I’ve got to tell you all something…. I’ve got a new apartment!! Even though I am still a student, I wanted a little upgrade from my dorm to a lovely cosy apartment. And with that in mind, it is time to talk some more INTERIOR. As a pre-housewarming gift, I received an amazing picture frame with the most incredible leather front. By then I knew it… it was time for a new project, I wanted to learn this technique! But before we dive into the ‘making of a leather picture frame’ I still had to figure out how to do something like this… I ‘ve got a spare picture frame which hasn’t a very exciting look so time for also an upgrade. Below a little sight into my brainstorming before I start with a new project:
What should I keep in mind and what do I want to cover? But most important … how do you cover an item like this?
- Full cover: should I cover it fully? If so, I have to have enough leather of my choice in my storage. I could also cover each side with small scrap pieces, a little like patchwork.
- Only front: my gift picture frame only has got a front, while the sides are covered with velours. This also creates a very luxurious vibe.
- What about the back? First of all the back has to be opened to place the picture in it. Besides that, I would like to place it down, so the ‘triangle stand’ should be free for any movement.
- Sleeve: Do I want to create a sleeve? So in case I ever get bored with leather (not like that’s gonna happen soon ;)…) I can remove it and use the black ‘wood-ish’ look just like it is.
- Glued: To make sure it has a clean look, fully glued might also be an option. Just like the present, I could also add a different kind of texture to the sides.
- Box-stitched: I could also use my techniques I have used in the leather-covered watch box I’ve made for my boyfriend. The only problem might be the thickness of the leather you need for this technique. (learn the box stitch, here is my tutorial/experience on this technique)
I think it is time for some sketching, in my amazing looking leather covered sketchbook or on the Bamboo spark to make it digital with just a press of a button! Keep tuned and miss none of the upcoming posts!!