Saturday, February 26, 2011

Faux Silk Paper Crafting Technique

My first attempt at creating " faux silk ".

Supplies from Stampin' Up!: 
Cool Caribbean and Whisper White card stock
Cool Caribbean ink
Snowflake Spot stamp set
Sincere Salutations stamp set
Scallop edge punch
Rhinestone brad
White tissue paper
clear drying white glue
Large Circle Punch  EK Success
Large Scalloped Circle Punch  EK Success
Martha Stewart snowflake punch

This technique and sketch were found in a recent issue of Stampin' Success, the monthly magazine for Stampin' Up! demonstrators. You can find detailed instructions for the faux silk technique online.

Basic instructions: 
Crumple up a piece of white tissue paper that is larger than the piece of card stock you wish to cover. 
Carefully uncrumple and slightly flatten it out, you still want it to be wrinkled though.
Stamp with desired images.
Brush a light coat of clear drying glue onto the card stock piece. 
Smoosh the wrinkled tissue paper onto the glue, set aside to dry.
Once dry, trim and mount to card.
Follow the same steps, but mount the wrinkled tissue paper to the card stock first, allow to dry then stamp. 

Thanks for looking =)


  1. Hi Heather, I love your faux silk card. I need to use that technique again.

  2. I recently tried the faux silk technique too and loved it. I think your first attempt turned out beautifully.


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