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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Faux Silk Technique Page

I thought I should make a technique page this week. It's nearing the end of the year and I have a couple more pages to make before this next set of 20 is complete. My goal was to have them done this month. It's going to be close. And even if I do complete them I will not be selling the sets until after the first of the year. After Christmas I am planning on taking a couple of days for myself and catching up on a few other things around the house that I have neglected. And of course some sleeping in and a bit of much needed R & R too!!! Unless it snows that sticky snowman stuff then you can find me outside playing in the snow!!!

OK about this technique. It is a very fun and extremely easy one to do. Well, the easy part depends on you and how much you want to color. Yet coloring is easy it just takes time. I used an old Spectrum pad I had for mine so I didn't really have to color but yet I got a variety of colors.

Cut a piece of tissue paper a bit bigger than the image you are going to stamp. Ink up your stamp or color it with markers for a variety of color. Stamp the image onto the tissue paper. Now tightly wad up the tissue paper. Cut a piece of card stock for the backing 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 will work nicely and you can trim it when you are all done. Unwrap the tissue paper. Use the glue stick and cover the entire piece of card stock. Place the tissue paper over the glued area and gently smooth out with the bone folder. The tissue paper can rip if you rub too hard so be gentle. Allow glue to set up for a few minutes and then trim the edges to fit your layering.

As simple as that. Give it a try, it creates a wonderfully unique background and it really does look like silk!!!

I do have the first set of technique pages for sale on CD. You can find it on my web store. You can print them out, cut them at 5-3/4" x 5-3/4" and decorate away. They make great class tools and are a great way for you to do a technique club!

The original first set is in the process of being redone so I will be posting the completed first set of 20 pages in a month or two. I had a lot of requests for that first set so I thought I'd better make more. Please be patient they are coming!!!

Thanks SO much for visiting,


Anonymous said...

Reading the faux silk, got to the 4th sentence, and can't tell what to do with the tissue paper..."Now tightly he tissue paper" ...tightly he...?can you clarify???

Unknown said...

I have made this many times it is a fun way to jazz up an image.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a clever idea to make techniques pages.