Alright, this one’s going to be short and
sweet. It’s just not that complicated. Grab a sheet of craft foam, some aluminum
foil and an old iron. Like one you wouldn’t even care if you dropped it in the dirt.
If you have an antique ironing board, now is your chance to use it. Otherwise, just
use a piece of wood. Scrunch up a piece of aluminum foil and then
flatten it out a bit. Turn your iron as low as it will go, and firmly
press the aluminum foil into the foam. Be sure to hold the aluminum foil far away
from where the iron is so you don’t end up burning your fingers on hot aluminum foil.
Make sure to do this outside so you don’t breathe any fumes from the foam.
Grab some brown paint, some black paint, and some lighter brown paint. Paint the whole
thing brown. While you’re waiting for it to dry completely,
take some silly photos of yourself in your backyard.
Well done, now get out your black paint, to darken the recesses. Make it slightly watery,
and then paint it on. Wipe it off the top before it dries. You can leave it here or,
for more depth, add a lighter colour on top like this.
Wrap a piece of cloth tightly around your finger, and, very lightly rub the lighter
brown on the top surfaces. There you go, all done. Looks a bit like leather,
a bit not like leather, but it looks more like leather than it did when it looked like
this. See ya later.