Monday, August 11, 2008

Class Project #1

I hosted my August class on Sunday and this was one of the three projects I came up with. I thought it would be fun for everyone to try a new technique called "faux silk".

I thought SU's "Riot of Petals" background stamp would be the perfect image to showcase this cool technique.

For those of you who don't know, here's how it's done.

First you stamp your image onto tissue paper. Nothing special needed here, just plain ol' white tissue paper from the $1 store will do - gotta love that!
Next, you color in your image with markers or an aqua painter. We used SU markers. You'll want to place a paper towel underneath your tissue paper before coloring, because the ink will bleed through onto your table if you don't.

After your image is colored, crumble up the tissue paper into a small ball and gently unroll it.

Then, cover a piece of cardstock completely with a glue stick and adhere the tissue paper. You'll want to rub it down gently to make sure it sticks, but the more wrinkles, the better.
Here's a close up of my finished sample.
Hope this mini tutorial was helpful. If any of you try this technique, I'd love to see what you come up with!

Until tomorrow...

1 comment:

Sankari W. said...

hi mackenzie! great card and great tutorial! can't wait to try this technique - we just got back from minnesota and we were greeted by your beautiful thank you card! wow! its so lovely! thank you so much for sending it - that was a great homecoming! i loved surfing over here and checking all the lovely things you have done! they are all fantastic!!! hope your husband's surgery went well and that your aunt joan is feeling better - much love to your family,
sankari :)