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Friday, August 19, 2011

Tip: Faux Linen Technique

Hi Everyone, Jessica here.

My tip for today is a fun technique I learned about several months ago at Come and Get It Challenge Blog.  I had so much fun trying out this technique and the end result was very pleasing. This technique allows you to create your very own background on any card, layout, or home decor item of your choice.  The possibilities are endless!!!!

If you would like to view an awesome video with easy how-to instructions....please click HERE.

The card I created using this technique was an anniversary/love card titled The Perfect Pear




The background paper was a Pearl Cardstock by Core'dinations which I sanded, then inked my image all over, then sanded again, then inked a second image, and sanded once again.  I layered coordinating papers that I had embossed using my Big Shot.  For the final top image, I again used my pear image (that was placed no the background as well) to be a focal point of the entire card.

I hope you enjoyed my tip today and feel free to share you opinions or ask any questions if you desire.







5 comments:

Luisa said...

What a great tip Jessica!
Thanks for sharing...

A Sarasota said...

this is so awesome!!!

Karen L said...

This card is just gorgeous Jessica! I often stamp my own backgrounds, but have never tried this particular technique with the sanding and stamping. Can't wait to try it!

Pammie Kay said...

Very pretty! You can get a similar look if, after you stamp, you give it a light coat of acrylic paint mixed 50/50 with water. Need to use StazOn ink to do that. Your way is a bit less messy and I am going to play with it. TY

Pammie Kay said...

Very pretty! You can get a similar look if, after you stamp, you give it a light coat of acrylic paint mixed 50/50 with water. Need to use StazOn ink to do that. Your way is a bit less messy and I am going to play with it. TY