Want to give your patterned paper a new look?
When I first learned the Faux Silk technique years ago, we stamped our images directly onto tissue paper, crumpled it up, and then glued it onto white card stock. The results were actually quite striking so you may want to give that a try.
I’m always looking for new ways to use my patterned paper though, so for these cards, I decided to change up the faux silk technique a bit and put plain tissue paper over my floral patterned papers to give them a more muted look.
You could also stamp images on card stock and then cover them with tissue paper.
How to do the Faux Silk Technique with Patterned Paper
- Start by picking your patterned paper. Bold, dark colors will show through your tissue paper better. I held tissue paper over a bunch of different patterns of paper before I decided to use these pieces from the Awash in Beauty paper pack.
- You can cut your paper into a square or rectangle OR you can add your tissue paper and then cut your image out with a die.
- Once you have your piece of patterned paper, cut a piece of tissue paper larger and crumple it up.
- Add glue over your ENTIRE piece of patterned paper. You can use Multipurpose glue, but I always make a mess with it so I prefer to use glue sticks. The Silicone Craft Sheet is really easy to clean up and protects your surface.
- Lay your tissue paper on top and pat it down while leaving some wrinkles in it.
- Let dry. Then it’s ready to die-cut or if you have a rectangle, turn it over and cut the tissue to the edges.
- Add your faux silk piece to a card and embellish it as you’d like.
Basic White card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Patterned Background Paper: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Merry Merlot: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
Circle Size: 2-1/2″
“Thanks” Label from Sending Dies
You can see how I shortened the label die to fit the “Thanks” by watching this video.
Merry Merlot card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Floral paper: 3″ x 5-1/2″
“A Note of Thanks” Label from Sending Dies
Grab some white tissue paper and a piece of patterned paper to give this technique a try.
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Jessica, I have followed you for many years now and you never run out of ideas…Love it, love it. love it. You inspire me. Getting into the Christmas cards now so am looking forward to anything you will be sharing. Hugs from Canada to your family.
Thank you so much for your sweet comments Sonja. I appreciate you!
Me too love your ideas ! I am new to videos where is the thumbs up button
The thumbs up button is only available if you watch the video on YouTube. 🙂 Thanks!
Just watched your video for first time
Thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome. I hope you give this technique a try and like it!
Wat een mooie en simpele techniek. Dank je wel
Dank je Ellen!
This technique is beautiful! TY for sharing… I’d never heard of it!
You’re welcome! I hope you give it a try!
Lovely idea…..thanks for sharing……..will give it a try….Mary
You’re welcome, I hope you enjoy trying this technique!
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