From a Discarded old Briefcase to a Magical Replica. In this instructible I will teach you how to create a Movie Replica of your very own. If you love Fantastic Beasts this is an Instructible for you.
Step 1: What You Need.
- A Used Leather Briefcase (Any Color Will Do Because We Will Be Painting it Brown)
- Leather Dye or Spray Paint
- Painters Tape
- Hot Glue & Hot Glue Gun
- Dollar Store Foam board
- Safety Gear is Probably a Smart Idea (Rubber Gloves, Mask, Ect)
Step 2: Removing the Leather Polish
Before you paint you need to remove the polish on the leather with Acetone (I do not recommend using nail polish remover). First pour the acetone onto a cloth or napkin then rub the case with the towel till you have the entire thing covered. Then do it again then again until the polish is completely gone.
Step 3: Covering the Metal Pieces
Before you paint you have to cover the metal pieces of the case. Take some of your painters tape and cut small pieces and cover the metal parts bit by bit. Make sure you get as close to the leather as possible without getting the tape on the leather.
Step 4: Painting
Get a tan spray paint, put some cardboard or newspaper down and start spray painting. I put about 3 coats on mine.
Make sure you get all the nooks and crannies around the edges of the case. make sure you cannot see any black if you can put on another coat of paint.
Step 5: Detail Painting
This step will change the color of the leather seams going down the front and back of the case. First take painters tape and line the edges of the seams very carefully so not any paint drips down on the tan then tape paper to the front and back of the case.
Step 6: Then Your Done!!!
Enjoy your Newt Scammander Prop