Anyway in my 'lets see how we can use this' phase I have been seeing what different ways I can use it, and over the next few weeks of Material Mondays I will be showing you some things that you can do.
In my local pound store they sell 12x12 in cuts of stitched chamois in the car section, for as its name suggests £1, If you go online you can get bigger sizes, and whole pieces, the largest I've seen so far is 5 square feet. The smaller size suited me as a trial and I took it home to see how it would take paint.
The leather was great to work with as it is so soft it takes paint well, and I used a selection of inks, and paints through stencils made from scrap plastic.
I wanted to see how it would hold up as a journal with lots of embellishments, attaching beads, spirals, and crochet ribbon.