The Look of Leather

Sandy Allnock - Copic Leatherworks2

Hi readers! Happy Thursday to you! The day where us Americans celebrate our independence with fireworks, a get-together or two,  and of course PICNICS is just around the corner! This fun Copic tutorial by Sandy Allnock is in honor of those celebrations, but this cool technique could be used for lots more too!

You might remember a while back Kristina Werner made a video for us giving a general intro or tutorial to the Flower Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers that Sandy uses in her video. If you have an extra moment you may want to watch this one too!


Hello again, crafty friends! I have a little project I made for my Independence Day picnic…and I hope it inspires you to make something crafty for your party, too! I know lots of Simon Says followers live outside the states – but I hope you could adapt this little leather project to work for your own holidays – or just a summer picnic!

I wasn’t sure where this project was going when I began. I knew I wanted to make patriotic flowers, and of course airbrush them (lately I’ve begun to think I’ll airbrush anything that doesn’t move! Watch out, sleeping dog!)….then I found the great basket as my inspiration. It has more muted, rich colors on it, rather than pure, bright, reds whites and blues, so I started going that way. Then, as I started working with the flower petals, I started “seeing” leather. I know, where did that come from? Who knows, but I’m glad it worked out! Sometimes you just can’t question the mojo.

Watch the VIDEO:

Sandy Allnock - Copic Leatherworks

You might well be able to achieve a similar effect with distress inks or lots of other products. You might even try some distressed-looking paper and just punch them with the board and add the piercing and rounding technique on the back. Leave a comment below and tell me what products you think you might be able to do something like this with, I’d love to hear what thoughts this stirs up!

Have a wonderful Independence Day celebration!


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Thanks for reading and thanks to Sandy for the awesome inspiration!

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  1. Wow…..great technique and look!! Not sure what other products I would try this with, but it is very cool!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Wow, I’m impressed! I definitely want to try that technique – guess I need a flower punch board after all! LOL

  3. I thought the flowers looked gorgeous and after seeing the whole video, it was a wonderful inspiring project. Thank you!

  4. I have tried contacting you privately, but the email address shows up as incorrect, even when I used copy and paste and when I tried to use Facebook. I received my first card kit, and I must say that I was disappointed. The red ink pad was missing and so were the glitter stars. I am also disappointed in not being able to contact you in a timely manner. What is the problem that I have to do an end run and contact you using another avenue?

  5. Sandy has so much fun with that copic air brushing system! The punch boards are really fun too! I’m wondering if I need more, I have the envelope board. Love Sandy’s Big flowers for her picnic basket.

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