Technique Tuesday - Faux Suede

Okay, I got a little tired just doing liquid glass techniques. I took a break from liquid glass this week and tried a new one for me....faux suede. This technique is really cool, because the paper really feels like suede. You won't get the full effect from the picture. Hopefully, you will be able to see that the paper is soft.

This 6 x 6 layout was created by Joanne Coleman, CTMH Independent Consultant. She did a great job! Her instructions are so easy to follow. I used the same color she did for my card. I think you could use any three similar colors for this technique. Suede comes in all colors now. A pretty pink would be nice.

Faux Suede

  • White Daisy cardstock
  • Desert Sand stamp pad
  • Chocolate stamp pad
  • Cocoa stamp pad
  • Sponge
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Bone Folder
Step 1: Crumple and fold up a piece of White Daisy cardstock. Smooth it out; crumble and smooth again. Lightly misting with water will help prevent the edges from tearing, but allow to dry before proceeding. Place it on a soft surface (a mouse pad works great) and rub all over with a bone folder or the rounded side of scissors.

Step 2: Find a corner that is coming lose and VERY CAREFULLY pull the layers apart, working around the edges to avoid tearing. You will now have two pieces of a rough side.

Step 3: Lightly dampen a sponge. With the rough side of the cardstock up, randomly sponge all over with Desert Sand ink, then Chocolate ink, then Cocoa ink. Be careful to not over ink.

For this card, I used Free Spirit paper and Happy Birthday stamp set.

Now, it is your turn!

Happy Stamping!
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1 comment:

Connie said...

How cool! It makes you wish you could reach out and touch it.