Faux Silk Cards: Day 2

Back in November, I demonstrated a technique at Stamp Camp called Faux Silk. Here are two of my favourite cards from my collection I made.

I used tissue paper. I watercolored on one (the dull side of the tissue paper) and left the other one as it was. To watercolour, I used an ink pad and water colour brush, randomly brushing colour on the paper. I made sure it was completely dry before I went on to the next step. You can heat set it using the heat tool if you need it in a hurry!

I then scrunched up the tissue paper so it was really wrinkled – the more wrinkles the better!! I then put some glue (a glue stick works well) on a piece of cardstock, opened out the tissue paper gently (not flattening it) and placed the crinkled tissue on top. It is important to treat it gently so you don’t flatten the wrinkles – especially on the edges. I gently press it down on Stamping Seal on the other side and turn the edges over so they stick to it.

The next process uses Versamark Clear. I lightly brush the stamp pad on the tissue and add some embossing powder. I don’t add a lot at first. I heat set it between applications so I can see how it looks. I added gold on the green one and copper (retired), gold and silver on the plain white tissue paper. When I was happy with how it looked I prepared to make the card.

On the first card I cut a stitched rectangle from Very Vanilla in the centre of the front of the card and then then glued the embossed card under it. This was mounted on a Cinnamon Cider layer and placed on a base of Crumb Cake cardstock.

I then added a die cut from Forever Flourishing in Cinnamon Cider.

The second card had the same treatment, but this time I used Whisper White cardstock for the top and then Garden Green as the base, I used some retired ribbon and the sentiment which I cut out with the Layered Circles Dies. The leaf again was cut from the Forever Flourishing Dies and placed on t front. The sentiment is from Forever Fern.

I love how they turned out!

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