Sunday, July 6, 2008

Memory Lane #4

I love Faux Silk! This technique is easy and turns out great if you do it right. This was one of the first cards I ever made with this technique, a few years ago. I can't even remember the set the background images is from. The front piece is Kanji, but the other one is an Asian theme set whose name still escapes me. Maybe I'll look through my archived sets and edit this post later with the name, if you are interested. This card even uses the Baroque Burgundy SU! retired a while back.... bummer. That was a good one.

HOW TO DO IT: Stamp and color images as desired on background. Then paint a very thin layer of white school glue on the entire piece, and while it's still wet, take a piece of wrapping tissue larger than the size of your cs, ball it up, then GENTLY open it (DO NOT SMOOTH OUT) and lay it on top of cardstock. Gently pat it down to make contact with glue, leaving wrinkles. Let dry. Then trim the edges and layer as desired. That's it! I learned this from a friend and loved it. Maybe I need to pull this stuff out again, eh?
Anyway, I hope you like this trip down my memory lane!


kim evans said...

I love this technique! You've done a beautiful job with it. Love your color choices!!

velta said...

Gina ~ This is beautiful! I am so glad that you shared this technique with us. I am going to have to try it.

Deborah said...

Lovely card and technique! I enjoyed all of your memory lane cards! Hope your Fourth was great! Hugs, Deb

Marilyn said...

I love this technique too - it is so easy and looks like you fussed - I really like how you used it on the whole panel too - and the colors are fabulous too! Beautiful card!!

Rosella said...

Your faux silk is beautiful Gina!! WOW!