Monday 20 January 2020

Faux Silk Technique - using Power Of Hope - Video Tutorial

In today's Video I show you two different methods of applying the Faux Silk Technique.

I thought the Power of Hope stamp set would be the perfect choice to showcase this technique.

This stamp set comes FREE as a bundle with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder as part of our Sale-a-Bration promotion when you make a qualifying purchase. You can select the bundle as your FREE item when you make a purchase of £90. Full details of this promotion can be found under the Current Promotions tab at the top of this Blog.

Poppy Parade is the red colour used and Call Me Clover is the green. I created both of the Call Me Clover cards in the Video.

For this first method, you stamp onto a piece of Tissue paper, colour it and then add it to a Whisper White circle. The colours remain rich and vibrant.

With the second method, you stamp and colour onto Whisper White card and then add Tissue to it later on. The colours are a lot more muted with this method.

I do prefer the first results - I like the bright colour :o) I think the second method lends itself to backgrounds more ... but I do like both results :o)

Before adding the Tissue to the card, it is scrunched up. The card is covered with glue and the Tissue added on top and just gently pressed down. You want to retain as much of the creasing as possible, so don't smooth it onto the card. 

The Grey Granite background layer was embossed with the Stone 3D folder. I then distressed it by sponging on a little of the same colour ink.

Here is the Video ...


Note: If you use A4 as your standard sheet of card – follow the metric measurements (cms).
If you use 8½” x 11” as your standard sheet of card – follow the imperial measurements (inches).

Call Me Clover card base                         ½ an A4 standard sheet of card          
                                                                                                 (US 8½”x 11”)

Whisper White (inside)                            14.4cm x 10cm   (US 5¼” x 4)

Grey Granite                                             14.4cm x 10cm   (US 5¼” x 4”) 

You will need Tissue paper and additional Call Me Clover and Whisper White card for the stamping/die cutting etc.

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1 comment:

Fiona said...

What lovely cards and a great technique I must have a go.