One of my all time favorite techniques is the faux silk technique that I first saw on SCS. In their tutorial Beata used tissue paper to stamp and image but I like the designs you find in paper napkins better. SCS is a wonder resourse for inspiration in their gallery, many many techniques in their recourse forum, not to mention the challenges posted every day.
The reason this is my favorite is that it allows me to work with so many wonderful images and colors on napkins. I have been known to pick up a decorative napkin at parties to carry home with me to make a card. Like I did with this napkin I flinched from my sisters condo in south Florida to make into a thank you card that I will mail back to her.
I love all of the detail in the butterfly which is why I cut out another butterfly to iron on a piece of white freezer paper. After I applied Mod Podge I let it dry all day or over night. I cut out the butterfly then attached it over the top of the first butterfly. Once you apply the mod podge to the paper napkin that was ironed onto freezer paper it wrinkles and drys to a faux silk finish.
The only additions are the lace with velvet and a brad from Grafic45 and of course the three colors of SU paper I used. It is a simple technique with amazing results, but then I start with amazing napkins so what do I expect. I am on my next hunt for a new napkin!
I think we have a response from most of the winner of last week release challenges at Flourishes but just in case you missed it check here to see if you won.