Hey there! I learned of a new technique the other day, a variation of the Faux Silk technique, Gilded Silk. For this technique I stamped on a natural coffee filter with an image from Count My Blessings, crumpled it into a ball, then adhered to a Very Vanilla layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I purposely did not smooth out the crumples to leave the lines and creases that give the Faux Silk it's look. I then adhered the edges the filter to the back side of the layer before adhering to the Early Espresso card base with SNAIL.
The "gilded" part of the technique is achieved by gently pressing a Versamark pad to the raised creases of the filter, sprinkling with Gold embossing powder, and then heating with a Heat Tool. This gives the crinkles some glitz. I then sponged around the edges with Early Espresso ink.
I stamped "thinking of you" from Count My Blessings with Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, cut with a Layering Oval Framelit, then sponged the edges with Early Espresso. I mounted it on an Early Espresso mat cut with an Eastern Medallion Thinlet. I stretched a piece of 1/4" Copper Trim to about 1/2" wide before gluing across the gilded silk layer. I adhered the greeting layers over the trim with dimensionals.
Want to give Gilded Silk a try? You can order your supplies from my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps
(you'll have to get the coffee filter from the kitchen!)
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