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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Technique Thursday

This card was made using a faux silk technique.
This is done by stamping your image onto tissue paper and then painting with an aquapainter.
When I use the aquapainter, I do so without adding water to the aquapainter.
I keep a little medicine cup with a teaspoon or two of water and dip my aquapainter into the water.
I am better able to control how wet and diluted the ink becomes by doing it this way.
With this project in particular, I think it is key.

Stamp the image onto the tissue paper with StazOn black ink

Using an empty(dry) aquapainter, I dip it into water and squeeze out the excess with my fingertips.
I then dip into ink. I use a white plastic thing but have been know to use the tops of stamp containers. They work perfectly if you slip a sheet of white copy paper in them to give you a white background. I use the markers to put ink on the container and then I am good to go.

Starting in the area where I want the darkest colors to be, I begin to paint. I will move the brush back and forth until I reach the end of the petal area. Because I don't reload the brush of the aquapainter the ink gradually gets lighter.

I repeat the process with the green leaves except I use two different colors for the leaves. I wanted a less subtle look to the leaves so I used garden green and certainly celery.

After the coloring is finished and dry you will crumble the tissue paper up into a tiny ball.

Then carefully open it up and smooth it out

Use a glue stick on a piece of whisper white cardstock and adhere the tissue paper to the cardstock.
The wrinkles will give it the look of silk.

It is now ready to mat and use in a finished card!

I used:
Stamps - Asian Artistry (retired) but the flowers in Elements of Style #118611 w/#120045 c would work beautifully.
Paper - Whisper White #100730, Chocolate Chip #102128, Garden Green #102584, Melon Mambo #115320
Ink - Melon Mambo marker #121074, Garden Green #100080, Certainly Celery #105106, StazOn Black #101406
Other - tissue paper, ribbon - I used organdy but white taffeta would look beautiful #109070, Anywhere Glue Stick #104045, Scallop Oval Punch #119856

Thanks for stopping by and visiting. :-)


Southlake Scrapbooking said...

Beautiful!! I will need to try this technique :)

Sheri said...

ooOOOoooo! I see me spending some time in my craft room today. Very nice technique.

Amanda said...

Can't wait to try this technique. Your instructions are great. Plenty of detail without being too wordy. Beautiful card.

Alli Link said...

Ooooh! I can't wait to try this. Gorgeous! :)

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