Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Faux Silk/Tissue Paper Technique....

Hi Everyone!  It is Tuesday and I am back with another technique for you.  This technique has been around for quite a while but is still fun to do.  Here's what you will need for the technique:
  • Tissue Paper
  • Black StazOn Ink
  • Markers in Desired Colors
  • Glue Stick
  • Brayer (optional)
  • Whisper White or Light Color Cardstock
  • Fine Line Image Stamp Set
 Using Black StazOn ink, stamp all over the tissue paper.
 Your tissue paper will look like this.  Turn it over.
 Color the backside of the tissue paper using your markers - I used Pretty in Pink for the flowers.
 For the leaves, I used Old Olive.  Your tissue will look like this from the front side when you are done coloring.
 Now, the fun part!  Crunch it up into a tiny ball in your hand.
 Next, carefully open it back up but not completely.  Make sure you don't tear the tissue but also don't open it so much that you stretch out all of the wrinkling.
 Using a glue stick, cover the entire piece of Whisper White or light colored cardstock.  (I used Bashful Blue - retired.)
 Place your tissue paper onto your glued cardstock, making sure that you do not smooth out the wrinkles before it gets placed down onto the cardstock.
 Press around the entire piece so you get a complete seal on the tissue.  You will find that areas crinkle in order to absorb the loose tissue.  You may also use a brayer for this step.
 Here is what it looks like with a Whisper White cardstock as opposed to the Bashful Blue that I used in the card.  It gives it a very different look so experiment!
 Here's the final card we made.  On this card, you can see a two-tone look to the flowers in the faux silk technique.  That was done by coloring with two colors of markers.

Here's what you will need to duplicate this card:
Stamps:       Stippled Blossoms & Papaya Collage
Inks:          Black StazOn, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Old Olive & Lucky Limeade (retired)
Paper:       Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Whisper White & Bashful Blue (retired)
Other:        Scallop Ribbon (retired), Subtles Brads (retired)

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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