Take Two Tuesday

Everyone does a technique Tuesday so I decided to mix it up

I am starting a Take Two Tuesday

Every Tuesday I will try to post one stamp, technique or, tool


I will show you two ways to use it

This Tuesday I am going to show you Faux silk done two ways

The technique is really quick and simple and leaves a beautiful unique finish

The technique only requires the addition of tissue paper and a glue stick

This technique can give you a matted faux silk look or a glossy faux silk look

Okay lets get started:

First you will need a few things


Tissue paper (old wrinkled tissue paper is fine)

Stamp pads and a stamp set

I used Bloomin Marvelous (retired)

A glue stick, I recommend  the Anywhere Glue Stick #104045 it is rectangle in shape and will get to the corners of your cards

Crystal Effects # 101055  (For the Glossy version) and a paint brush

Sponges if you want to sponge the edges

First stamp your images onto your piece that is to become faux silk

The Stamped Image on Whisper White Cardstock
The Stamped Image on Whisper White Cardstock

Next cut a piece of tissue paper a little larger than the stamped piece

    Tissue cutting

Next crumple the tissue paper up into a ball

When you open it don’t smooth all the wrinkles out just enough to cover the stamped piece

100_1060 Open tissue

Next apply the glue stick to the entire surface of the stamped piece and pat the tissue onto it without smoothing

We want the wrinkles to show through they are part of the look

Next turn over your piece and glue down any overhang

Tissue glued to front Backside

This is the Matte version of Faux Silk you can leave it this way and use it as is or take it one step further

Matted Faux silk

Glossy Faux Silk

Finished Piece

To do this you need a paint brush and Crystal Effects # 101055

Getting ready for crystal effects

I lay my piece on a piece of wax paper before painting the crystal effects over it

This way when it is dry it will remove without tearing and any adhesive on the edges can be trimmed away with scissors

So go ahead and paint an even layer of crystal effects over the entire surface of your piece and let it dry

Crystal effects added but still wet
Crystal effects added but still wet

Layer this onto card stock when it is dry and you are done

The longest part of this is waiting for the crystal effects to dry

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on take two “Faux Silk”

Please leave me a comment below and share with your friends!

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