How to Make a Raw Silk Texture and a Simple Card

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

How to Make a Raw Silk Texture and a Simple Card

Raw Silk is a very popular and beautiful textile made in India and is considered very pure and sacred. I wanted to create a card with a raw silk effect with inks and for that a mix of Memento and Brilliance inks were perfect. The background is simple to create and can be made in any color. To finish the card, I simply stamped the florals with Versafine Onyx Black and the flowers and contrasting red sentiment reading “Sending Love & Hugs” stand out beautifully against the gorgeous silky background.


  • Altenew – Garden Treasure Clear Stamp Set ALT1603
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • EK Success- Cutterbee Scissors
  • Cardstock – white, black
  • Black Velvet-Brush
  • White Embossing Powder
  • EK Success –Powder Tool
  • Heat Tool
  • Adhesive

Watch a Video on How to Create a Beautiful Paper Clay Bowl

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

Watch a Video on How to Create a Beautiful Paper Clay Bowl

Have you tried paper clay, yet? I love that it’s so simple, so forgiving and so very versatile. After seeing project after project on Pinterest about how easy it is to make clay bowls embossed with doilies and other items, I thought it would be fun to make a paper clay bowl and decorate it with stamps and ink. The gilding is a nod to the Japanese technique of Kintsugi—which means golden joinery—as I had the idea to maybe fill some of the uneven rim with the Creative Medium but ultimately used it to blend the different shades of green in the dried clay and add a bit of sheen and shimmer to the finished bowl.



  • Prima – Paper clay
  • Water
  • Plastic Wrap
  • 6” Cookie cutter or knife and circle pattern
  • Simon Says Stamp – “Kind Flowers” stamp set
  • Acrylic block
  • Wet wipes
  • 1200 grit sandpaper
  • Face mask
  • Heat tool
  • Bowl or Form