Painting Leather Planner

Hey there! So this is not your regular invitations post but something I’ve been wanting to share specially for planners! I’ve been using Kikki K leather planners for a while and they have such beautiful color selection, but they have yet to release hot pink color. I’ve seen a youtube video about painting Kate spade leather planner, so I thought why not?

Here are the steps:

Prepare the materials.

  • Leather paint – I use Angelus leather paint in hot pink. https://angelusdirect.com/
  • Paint brush
  • Painter’s tape
  • Finisher (optional). If you bring your planner with you everywhere, I do recommend using this. If you leave your planner at home and frequently change binder, it is not  necessary. This is more personal preference. If you want to have shiny finish, get normal or satin. If you want the same finish as original Kikki, get matte. kikki_K planner (1)

 

Tape the seam and inside fabric. This is additional step but it will speed up the process since you won’t have to worry about slowing down when you get to the seam. This also ensures, no paint is going on the fabric. Just use your fingernails to get into the crevices. If you have shaky hands, I recommend doing this step.kikki_K planner (2)

 

First coat of white. You can paint the planner in just one color but I decided to use white as a base color so the color won’t be too dark. It looks really scary I know:) kikki_K planner (3)kikki_K planner (4)

 

Second coat. I painted them really thin. I dipped the brush and spread them nicely. It does look patchy but trust me it will get better.kikki_K planner (5)

 

This is when I am glad I used painter’s tape. My hands were trembling! I probably would have paint all of the fabric.kikki_K planner (6)

 

Third coat. You can still see a little bit of discoloration but since I know I painted them really thin, I know I can still add 2-3 more coats.kikki_K planner (7)

 

Fourth coat. Tada! This is taken under natural light. No filters or adjustment. Right next to it is Marion Smith in light pink so you can see the color difference.kikki_K planner (8)

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Up close. The texture feels the same as before it was painted! #1 tip would be to paint it very, very thin.painting leather planner (12)

 

I painted the Kikki tag too! This is where the fine tip brush comes in handy. Check the first picture (blue brush). Just a dot of paint from the bottle cap and slowly paint in between the gold letters.painting leather planner (10)

 

Check out the seams! This would not have been possible if I did not put any painters tape. Look how clean and crisp the edges are!painting leather planner (11)

 

 

 

 

 

Planner Dividers with African American cliparts

Planner dividers now available on my Etsy store

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Jingvitation

African American Characters

Planner Dividers
A5 size: 8.4″ x 6.1″
Personal size: 6.75″ x 4.22″

Pls check detailed photos of each set here:
https://www.flickr.com/…/jingvitat…/albums/72157665835526242
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Kikki K Planners size comparison

Kikki size comparison.

Left ot right: yellow, perforated ice blue and ‘Cute time planer’

Large is an A5 size: 8.4″ x 6.1″

Medium size is 6.75″ x 4.22″

 

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Planner dividers for Kikki K planner, Marion Smith and Carpe Diem Planners

New on Jingvitations! Planner dividers!

Here on my etsy shop! https://www.etsy.com/shop/Jingvitations

A5 size: 8.4″ x 6.1″ – it can perfectly fit in Kikki Large, Marion Smith and Carpe Diem Planners

Personal size: 6.75″ x 4.22 dividers can fit in Kikki K Medium

6 tabs, laminated and 6-hole punched so its ready to use. Printed in glossy photo paper with random scrapbook paper and 3mil lamination so it protects but not bulk up your planner.

You can check all the available designs here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jingvitations/albums/72157665835526242
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Kikki K Large vs Carpe Diem Planner with Erin Condren life planner Inserts

I am making this photo series to compare the sizes of Kikki K Large to Carpe Diem Planner. Inserts are Erin Condren life Planner.
Picture 1: In Kikki K, ECLP tabs and inserts are out a little bit, while it just sits perfectly on the CD.

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Picture #2: Top view when both planners are closed. EC Life planner is out a little bit, some tabs are bent when the tab is closed and the inserts are protruding beyond the Kikki K binder but it’s just right on the edge of Carpe Diem planner.

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Picture #3: As you can see, there are no problem when the planner is spread open. If you notice the sides, the CD have more space compared to Kikki K. I hope this photo series helps anyone who don’t know what ring bound planner to pick for your Erin Condren Life planner.

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Star Wars Invitations: r2d2, darth vader, luke skywalker

Star Wars invitations!

May the force be with you!

This unique, handmade invitation took me weeks to design.

I’ve searched numerous hours making sure

I made something very unique and not like any other.

The hard work paid off after I finally put them together.

My first Star wars invitations!

R2d2 shape card with the characters in front.

Darth Vader, Yoda, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, storm trooper.

You not find anything like this before

(unless someone copies it).

Be inspired but don’t be a copycat!

For inquiries about prices and turn around time,

pls email me at jingvites@gmail.com

or use the Contact Form above.

High resolution photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jingvitations/albums/72157660100984280

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4th of July Invitations

This very colorful pop up style invitations is perfect for your
little firecracker’s birthday bash!
Crown pop up can be changed to a star or any shape you want!
Want more pictures? Pls check my Flicker album:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jingvitations/albums/72157652807174419
For price inquiries pls use the Contact Form!
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