Handmade Cards

Technique Time – Faux Silk

In our Monthly SU Newsletter called Impressions, the technique of Faux Silk was featured and it is such a simple but highly effective technique that I couldn’t wait to demonstrate it at Stamp Club on Friday Night.  Here is the card I demonstrated:

This technique is as simple as stamping your prefered image (I coloured this large floral from Just Believe with my wild wasabi and daffodil delight markers) on white cardstock, cutting a piece of white tissue paper to approximate size and scrunching it in your hands.  Loosely smooth out the tissue again (not too flat) and then I’ve used my tombow (large applicator) to spread a little glue randomly over the tissue paper.  I like the bubbly effect of not covering the entire surface but if you would prefer a smoother finish you need to glue over the entire tissue.

Lay the tissue over your stamped image and either fold the excess under like I have here, or trim it to suit. Attach to your card as desired.  Doesn’t it look great?

Here is my first attempt in the colour combo of Lap of Luxury DSP:

I used a little more glue with this one and trimmed the edges of the tissue instead of folding under.

And another more “arty” version using the large stamp from Pendant Park and an unusual choice for the sentiment – the little “art” stamp from Art By Design:

If you are interested to know how the fudgey pink embossed background was created, I have been having a whale of a time playing with shimmer paint and re-inkers to creating tinted shimmer mist – you will need to check back next week for my next Technique post for further details!

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