July 26, 2016

An Oldie But Goodie - Faux Silk Technique

Happy Tuesday everyone! I do hope you are all off to a great start this week. Today, I want to share with you a great technique that's been around for some time, however, I think gets over looked often. It's the Faux Silk technique. For this technique, you need some scrap tissue paper, and the more wrinkled up it is, the better! So, after you open up those birthday and holiday gifts, don't throw out the tissue paper! Keep it with your card making supplies!
Ok, for this technique, all you need to do is stamp your image onto your cardstock, cover the entire piece with a glue stick....be generous here. This is no time for conserving glue! Be sure to cover it side to side and corner to corner! Now, crinkle and wad the tissue paper into a ball. The tighter the ball the better the crinkles, so wad it up tight. Now, carefully un-wad it and smooth it out but don't try to get rid of the crinkles....you want lots of crinkles and creases in the paper. Once you have it opened up and smoothed out, apply it to your card front over the top of your stamped image. Trim the tissue paper to even it out or fold to the back and glue down. Add this piece to your card front and you're done!
Here's my example:
I used the hostess set, Gift of Love with Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy as my color pallet.

Too cool right? Have you ever tried the faux silk technique? Show us what you have done, we would love to see.
Happy Stamping,

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