I have seen a few examples of what can be achieved with this paper, so I knew I wanted to incorporate wrinkling the paper. I decided to use one of the first altered techniques I learned and make faux leather. You can do this application with a heavy paper bag instead of the glassine paper if you don't have it on hand.*
Here goes my first stab at a tutorial, please excuse my messy crafting area and simple photos. I think I may need a tripod and better lighting!
Timspired Faux Leather
Kraft Glassine paper*
Spray bottle filled with water
Semi Gloss Medium
I started by crumpling up the glassine paper and spritzing it to soften it a bit.
I then did a direct application of Distress Inks.
I used rusty hinge, wild honey and vintage photo. I spritzed with water to get the inks to activate and bleed into the wrinkles of the paper.
You can play at this stage for a bit until you are satisfied. Please note if you are using a paper bag it will get quite fragile and rip if you are not careful. I had no issues with Tim's special paper. Your hands will get really inky, beware! I avoided using a heat gun with the Kraft paper, as I did not want to activate the wax coating. If using a paper bag, let dry or use a heat gun before the next step.
Now add a couple of rather thick coats of gel medium. I typically wait a bit in between coats and put them on in opposite directions. Three coats seems to work well for me.
This is when I had my epiphany to add this to grungeboard to increase the leather like quality of the project! What do you know, Tim made each supply in the very same dimensions...