I know it sounds odd – leather paper. This is a paper technique in Julia Andrus’s Paper Transformed. I did not have the Perfect Ink Refresher called for in Julia’s original instuctions so I simply spritzed my cardstock with water.
My first attempt did not turn out in any way, shape or manner to look like leather. I didn’t even bother to try to put it online.
My second attempt was a lavender cardstock to begin with. It was not a real heavy cardstock so wrinkled up easily. I did have some issues finding the right ink to highlight the wrinkles with. This was a part of my first attempt problem. I also found that I liked the way it looked if I used a stipple brush to apply the ink as opposed to direct to the paper from the ink pad.
I am also working on a piece that looks more like real leather as it is brown. You can see how it looks more in the image below. I wanted the lavender for something specific I have in mind. The brown was a heavier cardstock. I had to really get it wet to get it to crinkle and wrinkle up good.