Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday - Faux Paper Casting

Happy Tuesday! Dana here today sharing a fun technique for Tutorial Tuesday. Before I share my tutorial, I want to mention that the Paper Wings Productions Design Team, and special Guest Designer Heather Novinger, showcased their "winged" projects for the March Blog Hop over the weekend. If you could use an extra dose of mojo this morning, click through the blog hop and let your creativity take flight!

Speaking of the Blog Hop, it's time to announce the winner of the $25 store credit!

Beautiful hop!!! I stumbled across this.

Monica, please contact us at info@paperwingsproductions.com for details on how to claim your prize.  Congratulations and thank you to everyone who hopped with us!

Those of you who hopped along with us over the weekend saw my butterfly wing charm that I created from facial tissue and the Butterfly Wings Cling Stamp Set.

Creating faux paper castings using facial tissue and rubber stamps is an inexpensive alternative to true paper casting, which can take days of work and also be quite costly. With a few simple steps you can create beautiful lightweight embellishments for your craft projects!

* Facial Tissues, Toilet Tissue, Tissue Paper, Napkins or Paper Towel
* Paintbrush
* Rubber Stamp
* Spray Bottle of Water
* Ink

Step One: Place your stamp rubber side up on your work surface and apply ink to the stamp face. Cover the stamp with a sheet of tissue, mist lightly with water, and use a paintbrush to press the tissue down into all the areas of the stamp using an up and down motion. Note: If you choose to use facial tissue, make sure that the tissue does not contain lotion or aloe, as the layers will not hold together and you may not yield a complete image.


Step Two: Continue building layers by adding more tissue, misting with water and tapping down the tissue with the paintbrush. Four to six layers of tissue should give your paper casting enough strength.

Step Three: Carefully lift the tissue from the stamp and set aside to dry.

Step Four: Cut or tear the excess tissue from the design. Color as desired.

Step Five: Add your paper embellishment to your project.

I used the Background Writings Cling Stamp Set to make the postcard paper piece and the Holiday Mix It Up Clear Stamp Set for the sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I have inspired you today! Be sure to visit again this week for more inspiration from my fellow design team members.  If you're interested in purchasing some of these fabulous stamps, visit the Paper Wings Productions Store to browse the full collection of stamps and kits.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Prima, The ScrapCake; Flower: Green Tara; Leaves: D-Lish Scraps; Heart: Tim Holtz; Lace: Webster's Pages; Stamps: Paper Wings Productions; Ink: Ranger; Other: Twine


  1. Very cool technique Dana, love it and your card is gorgeous too! Beautiful as always my friend :D

    1. Congrats Monica!! Enjoy your shopping with your gift certificate!!

  2. Congrats Monica! =) You're going to LOVE your stamps.

  3. Gorgeous effect and card! Great tutorial, Dana!

  4. Oh wow, this is fabulous!! I love, love the look!! I am going to try this after a run to the store (all my tissues have aloe!!) Thanks for the awesome tutorial and inspiration!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

    1. Please share your final project with us Lisa!

      I used toilet paper for the piece on my card. The ridges on the paper were pressed out during the casting process and my embellishment is as smooth as it would have been if I used facial tissue. =)

  5. Wow, Dana! This is a fabulous idea and your card is gorgeous!

  6. Seriously...this is STUNNING!!

  7. Dana, this was a wonderful tutorial and what a gorgeous card! The paper casted postcard is so lovely. I will have to try this out. Thank you so much for the information and inspiration.

    Congrats to Monica and can't wait to see what you create!

  8. I'm new to your site and I'm so enjoying browsing it. I love, love, love this project! I never thought of using a rubber stamp for something like this, so going to give it a go. The colors you use just makes it. I made an elephant for one of my daughters using the layered tissue paper technique, only I used a candy mold. I posted a photo on my tumblr: http://iamdawt.com/post/30332385718/i-havent-uploaded-and-organized-my-craft-photos When I was done I sprayed it with a pearly finish & sealed it with Glossy Accents to give it a bit of strength.


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