Just Faux the Fun of It

Theresa Clark used a technique called Faux Silk to create this colorful card.


All you need for the Faux Silk technique is an open-style stamp, markers, Stazon ink pad, Very Vanilla cardstock, a glue stick and some plain, white tissue paper.

Stamp the images randomly on a piece of tissue paper in Black Stazon. 

ColorTissueColor in with markers as desired. (You may wish to place a piece of scrap paper behind the tissue as you color, as the marker ink will be bleed through.) Set the completed piece aside to dry.

CrumpledTissue Tightly crumple the tissue paper into a small ball, uncrumple and crumple it up again. When you open it up this time, don't straighten it out – the creases give the piece its characteristic texture.

GlueStickCut the vanilla cardstock to the size you want the final focal point to be, then cover the cardstock completely with glue. Stampin' Up!'s rectangular glue stick makes it easy to reach all the corners. 

Pat the tissue paper onto the cardstock and gently pat into place. You can fold the edges over the sides, trim them off flush with the edges or even punch out shapes if you like.CIAF-Group1-FEB09-200

This is a great technique and one that my stamp clubs really enjoyed doing in February. Check my calendar for upcoming technique classes, stamp camps and club meetings.

Love to see you at an event at my classroom in Duluth, GA!


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