Monday, May 23, 2016

RI project of the week - faux silk

Hi everyone! It's my turn to host the project of the week over at The House That Stamps Built for Repeat Impressions and I chose to do the faux silk technique. Deonna did some stamping on tissue paper last week, so I hope you didn't put your supplies away.

Supplies needed:
Tissue paper
Stamp/ink - 211-P, Chickadee at Rest - you can find it here.
School Glue
Paint Brush

To start off the faux silk technique, stamp your image onto tissue paper and let dry.

Once the ink is dry, crumble up the tissue paper really well and then gently unfold.

You will need to locate some old fashioned school glue (Elmer's use here) and a paint brush to apply the glue to a cardstock panel cut to what ever size your project is. You will want to make sure that the stamped tissue paper over hangs this piece of cardstock. Carefully lay your stamped image over the cardstock and let dry slightly. The glue can be really wet depending upon how much you used (go light) and you could tear your tissue.

Gently smooth out the wrinkles, but don't over do it, you want it to have texture. Now turn it over and fold over the tissue and adhere to the back, this will create a better visual look without any rough edges.



I did not color the image but you can. Just be very careful as it will bleed through and color can get every where.

I did take a wide Copic marker in W1 and swiped it over the image to give it a bit of a color wash. Just needed to warm it up a bit to finish off this masculine card.

This is one technique that I find I go back to quite a bit because of the unique texture you can get from the tissue paper when crumbling it up. I hope this inspires you to give this technique another run through! 

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My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is very pretty Laurie! I still have a panel using this technique in my drawer, only mine doesn't have the stamping on (I wish I had seen this when I made mine, I just made mine for texture, but I like yours much better). Have a lovely week my friend! Hazel xx
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Donna said...

Fun technique and great masculine card!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Super cool technique! ~jeni :)

Glittered Paws said...

Haven't done this is a "long" while - but love the outcome. It is a great man card, or winter card or whatever you want to make it. On my list of things to try.