Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wacky Wrinkled Wednesday

What's that you ask? Weeelllll, the day has been wacky, and I'm feeling kinda old and wrinkled.

No, that's not really what I meant. Well, the wacky part is true, but I had something else in mind when I mentioned wrinkled. I was talking about the technique called faux silk. I haven't made anything with the technique in a long time. Today is the day to bring this technique off the bench and put it in the limelight. Ta Da!
What's that? Oh, you don't know what faux silk is? It's a quick and easy technique that's fun and anybody can do. Even kids!
All you need is some tissue paper for stamping on instead of cardstock and your regular stamping supplies. After you stamp the tissue paper, you crumple it all up into a ball. Then carefully open it up and slightly smooth it out. Next you cover a piece of light colored cardstock with glue stick and gently smooth the tissue paper onto the cardstock without losing all the wrinkles. Then you trim around the cardstock to get rid of any excess tissue paper hanging off the edges. Easy, right?
All stamps and materials by SU!
Stamps: Embrace Life and Matchbox Messages (new)
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Brown, Baja Breeze pads, and Certainly Celery marker
Accessories: 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Glue Stick, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Crafters Tool Kit, Dimensionals, and Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware Kit (retired)
I just love the look of this technique. Whenever you want to give a card the look of oriental elegance, just get out your wrinkled tissue paper and start stamping. Give it a try. This might just become your new favorite technique.
Enjoy your wrinkled Wednesday!

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