Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Nature of Faux Silk


We made this card last night at club. What a fun time! We used the gorgeous set Nature Walk and--as promised--learned how to color ribbon roses with markers and aquapainters.


The faux silk technique is so easy to do, and I think it's striking on this card. Start with a piece of tissue paper (just regular stuff) that is larger than your finished image will be. Stamp your images--I suggest starting with the largest image and then adding progressively smaller ones. We added color with markers and the color spritzer tool. Then crumple your tissue paper up into a tiny little ball. Really squish it! 


Cover your cardstock with Stampin Up glue stick--making sure to get all the way to the edges and corners! Un-crumple your tissue paper and flatten it a bit, leaving lots of little wrinkles. Then carefully set the tissue paper on top of the gluey cardstock. Don't spread the tissue paper out--flatten it into the glue, wrinkles and creases and all. This is what makes it faux silk! Trim the edges and add to your card. 


I hope you'll give this technique a try!


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Stamps: Nature Walk (Mini 27, 121997)    
Paper: Marina Mist, Botanical Gazette DSP (Mini 26, 121783), Very Vanilla, tissue paper
Ink: Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler    

Accessories: Vanilla Rosettes (Mini 16, 118774), Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon (191), Linen Thread (190), Color Spritzer (195)