Monday, January 10, 2011

Just for You - Faux Silk Technique

This technique was described in the January issue of Stampin Success.  It's a simple but effective technique, one I intend on demonstrating at my next workshop.
There are 2 ways of doing this technique.  Both involve the use of white tissue paper -  in one method the image is stamped onto the cardstock and the tissue paper applied over that, the other involves stamping directly onto the tissue paper once it has been applied to the cardstock. I experimented with both methods, and I liked the effect better when the tissue paper was applied on top of the image.
Stamps: Blessed Mother, Afterthoughts
Inks: Rose Red and Old Olive SU markers, Rose Red ink, Old Olive ink
Papers: Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Spring Vintage Designer Paper
Accessories: Punches:  Decorative Label, 2 1/2" circle, Dotted scallop ribbon border, Itty bitty floral; 3" circle die, Vanilla rosettes, pearls, 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim


On this card, I stamped the image on cardstock and then covered the image and cardstock with the tissue paper.  Here is the method I used:

Method:
1.  Stamp the image onto light colored cardstock so the image will show through the tissue paper.
2.  Gently crinkle a piece of white tissue paper and then flatten it out again, leaving some wrinkles in it.
3.  Cover the image and cardstock with adhesive (note:  wait for the  ink to dry first)
4.  Adhere the tissue paper to the cardstock, gently patting it down so as not to disturb the wrinkles.  Trim the excess tissue paper.

I was curious was the image would look like if I stamped it on top of the tissue paper.  Here it is:
Perhaps if I had used softer colours the image would not have appeared as strong.
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