Today’s project is a quick, satisfying project that involves la-la-leather. My favorite!
You need:scrap of leather*
old mouse pad (business advertisement mousepads work great)
long ruler or quilter’s ruler
self healing mat *All you need is a scrap of leather about 8 inches by 8 inches or so big. You can use leather from a purchased hide, or if you can salvage a scrap of leather from a thrifted bag or jacket. Vinyl or faux leather is another great option.
You just need to add in a few more steps to make it work.
First, cork is slippery on smooth surfaces. To add some grip to the bottom of the cork, so it doesn’t slide around every time you want to use it, I sprayed on some rubberized spray paint. It took 3-4 light coats to get sufficient grip and about a day or so of curing.
Beware, the cork is more difficult to cut through. I had to pass over it several times with my rotary blade and then sort of snap off the excess.
That’s all she wrote!
Sources: Leather is from The Leather Hide Store || Adhesive is from Jo-Ann || Rubberized Spray Paint is from Home Depot