Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Technique Tuesday - Faux Silk

 I'm really excited to share this week's technique with you.  It is called faux silk, because it looks as though you stamped your images on silk fabric. Here's how it's done;

Start with a piece of white tissue paper slightly larger than the panel of white card stock it will be mounted to. Stamp an image onto the tissue.  I colored this image with markers, then stamped it. You can also stamp an outline image and color in with pencils or markers.

Wad up the tissue paper into a tight ball. Then open it up carefully so you do not tear it, and flatten it out until it is crinkly (not totally smooth, so it still has some crinkles).

Use glue stick and apply glue onto white cardstock panel.  Adhere stamped tissue paper.

Turn piece over, and wrap edges of tissue to back.  Adhere to card and finish as desired.  In the card above, I used the piece as is.

In this card, I used a Spellbinder's Nestabilities template to cut the image into a circle.  I also sponged some pink ink onto the white, to tone it down a bit and add some color.

I hope you will try this technique.  It's fun, easy, and the look is very elegant.  
Blessings and peace,


1 comment:

  1. Lovely technique!! i will give it a try ^_^. can i just use any tissue???


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