Hello, it’s Jennifer from Sea Lemon. Today, I’ll show you how to make a faux crocodile pattern texture. which could also be considered alligator or reptile. I’ve been seeing this a lot in fashion lately, like on shoes and bags. and I thought I could totally DIY that on something. So, I’ll show you how I made this pattern on a purse and a phone case, but you can of course apply this to just about anything. Alright, let’s get to it. To make the texture, you’ll want to use a hard-coat glue or sealer that dries clear. I’m using Mod Podge. And a brush. I thought it would be fun to try this out on a purse, and break up the solid section with a diagonal line so that I just have a section of the croc pattern, just to make it more interesting. I blocked that off with a piece of painter’s tape and then got going on the pattern. Crocodile skin is kind of like rows and rows of imperfect scales or blocks. Start out with large blocky shapes, with round corners and some can be a little larger, slightly taller than the others. It doesn’t have to be perfect; and in fact, the more imperfect you make it look, the more natural it looks. You really want to saturate these blocks full of glue so that when it dries you have a texture. This pattern also has little areas of smaller blocks. so when you have some rows down, you just want to go in and make little dots. It’s kind of like cobblestones, it doesn’t have to be perfect like little rocks. And you’ll find that it ends up looking a lot like crocodile skin. If you tape a section down, wait for the glue to dry for about an hour or so until the glue gets a little tacky, but not completely dry. And then remove the tape, so it doesn’t get glued to your project. And you can clean up any edges with a wet Q-tip. Then let to glue completely dry. And don’t forget to wash your brush, because it will get ruined if you let the glue dry on it. After some drying time ,the glue dries clear and it gives a really interesting reptilian-type texture. And now, I have a faux crocodile purse. If you have a project that needs dinosaur skin, I think this could pass for that, too. Depending on the glue you use, make sure you read the label, so that you know how long it takes to completely cure. I also though this would be cool way to upgrade a phone case. So, I did the same technique I did with the glue and brush, making two columns of rounded blocks, and then around those making smaller scales. If you want to try an alternative to glue, I think this technique could also work with puffy paint. I then let the phone case completely dry and now it has this really interesting faux crocodile texture, which I think makes the phone case look a little more expensive, at the same time. I think this makes a cool subtle texture that you can add to any blank canvas. I think it would look great on bright colors And I kind of want to add it to a sketchbook cover, now. Let me know what you would add this pattern to, in the comments below. And if you try this out yourself, I would love to see your project pictures so share those on any of my social links and hit that ‘like’ button, if you liked this tutorial. Be sure to subscribe for more DIY projects And if you want to check out more pattern tutorials, you can check out one of these right here. Links will be in the description below. I will see you guys next time.