Friday, May 1, 2009

Creating Faux Snakeskin Paper with Gina K Designs

With textured snakeskin all the rage in handbags and belts at the moment, why not include your paper projects in the trend too? Gina of Gina K Designs has come up with a novel inking technique in which she uses regular dye ink and clear embossing powder on a sheet of paper towel to create a realistic/shiny/and okay... somewhat creepy... snakeskin paper.faux snakeskin paper The process is a bit messy, but it looks like fun to me. Gina mentions using snakeskin as background paper on a greeting card, as an embellishment on party invitations for little boys, or to add interest to a zoo-themed scrapbook layout. I'm thinking it would also make great gift card holders for all the males in your life - graduation or Father's Day gifts perhaps - or for females too, for that matter. After all, there's no law that says you have to use brown ink. Perhaps a fresh, spring green or sky blue would be pretty. Watch how to do the surprisingly simple technique on StampTV.

3 comments:

Kay Z said...

Great idea.. could you suggest where I can find the snakeskin for this idea? and how to carry out the dyeing?

Thanks.
K

Ann Martin said...

Hi K, click the link at the end the post that says StampTV. It will take you to a video in which Gina K shows how to create snakeskin paper.

Kay Z said...

Thanks a lot!

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