by Richard Briggs
1) Spray two coats Fixatiff on the flat side and three coats on the side with lines. (The lined side is more absorbant)
2) Roll both sides with 1-3 coats of Mod Podge depending on how thick you want the final product to be.
3) Spray two coats of matte finish on both sides.
All the materials are available at art or hobby stores. If done properly you will find that the paper is almost as durable as leather and as waterproof as plastic.