The first step is to stamp your image onto tissue paper. I used a cream color to give my project a warmer look than white tissue paper would have.
Randomly stamp the image. You'll notice I used a larger piece of tissue paper than I needed so that I could decide later what part of it I liked best.
The next step is to crinkle up your tissue paper.
Now you want to evenly apply a thin layer of glue to a piece of cardstock. A glue stick works great.
Now you want to carefully place the tissue paper onto the cardstock. Be careful not to smooth the tissue paper out too much. You want the crinkles to show! From this point, I watercolored the images simply with water and ink.
And now it's time to finish card. After coloring the images, I used a light color distress ink to accent the crinkles even more. I also inked the edges of the image panel.
And here's a close-up for you.
I had a lot of fun doing this technique! (Believe it or not, it was my first time!) I hope you give the Faux Silk technique a try. We would love to see your Faux Silk-inspired projects. Please share them with us through our Facebook page and on Twitter.