Video: Get The Faux Print Look

As filming tutorials go I am totally at the absolute beginner stage, but it is something I’ve been wanting to do more of for ages now. However, I keep putting it off because I want the films to be good, not just good Perfect! If you are going to do something do it well, right?

Yeah, well I think I’m changing that mindset as, let’s face it, my films will never be perfect particularly if I don’t actually make them! So here we go, I’m going to try and make more regular films, pop on over to my YouTube channel if you fancy subscribing!

My latest video update is showing how to Get The Faux Print Look.

Poster for my new Video Tutorial Get The Faux Print Look

I’ve taught variations of this faux print look with the guys at PaperArtsy at the Ally Pally show last weekend and at their Retailer Training day in March and as it went down quite well I thought I would turn it into a video for you all to enjoy too.

The technique itself is not particularly new but it’s all about the application of the technique to get this Faux print look.

It is really simple to do and all you need is a surface to work on, a plastic card, some paint and, if you like, some stamps too. I’ve been using various PaperArtsy stamps, including my own range, I’m working on some heavy weight smoothy cardstock and the Fresco Finish paints which dry super quick so are perfect for this technique.

The technique is based around the kind of look you get in screenprinting but without using a screen, so the best way to do it is with a plastic card like an old credit card, an old gift card or a PaperArtsy Splodger if you have one.


I run through the whole technique in the video with tips and trick too, but feel free to ask me any questions, here, on social media or in my YouTube Channel.


Here are some peeks at some other samples using this technique.

Daisy a faux print look picture using PaperArtsy Darcy and Lin Brown Stamps

Pink Dots a faux print look picture using various PaperArtsy Stamps

There are more examples at the end of the video. The sample that I walk you through is this one:

Lone Trees a faux print look picture using Kim Dellow PaperArtsy Stamps

Hope you enjoy playing with this one and as always let me know what you think and link up any projects that you do so that I can take a peek! If you want some more inspiration on what you can use this technique for then pop on over to Jo Firth-Young’s (aka JOFY) to see the amazing greeting cards she has made with it.

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Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Ruth

    You can spend a lot of time getting it all 'perfect' when what we really want to see is great crafters doing it their way – even if they make some mistakes at times. I'm off to subscribe and watch – I love this look – and it might push me on to try something a bit different! xx

    1. Kim Dellow

      Ahh thanks Ruth, you are so encouraging! I have subscribed to you too and loving what I have seen so far on your channel! Kx

  2. Craft-E-Place

    It's a great video and I for one would like to see more! I thought it was well presented and a fabulous walk through of the technique – a technique I have never tried but one that I will now be trying! I love that you showed more examples using the technique I sometimes struggle with colour combinations and found the additional examples helped.

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thank you Elaine, that is so lovely to hear, I am so glad that it could be of use to you. I am looking forward to seeing the results of your play with this technique! Kx

  3. Kathyk

    What a fab technique, super vid too


    1. Kim Dellow

      Thank you Claire, I am so glad you have tried it out already! I am just off to your blog to check it out 🙂 Kx

    1. Kim Dellow

      Jennifer, you are so kind, thank you for your encouragement 🙂 Kx

  4. Barb

    A fantastic technique Kim and a great video too. Thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to have a go tomorrow. Barbxx

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Barb, I hope you had fun trying out this faux printed look! Kx

  5. Anneke

    Lovely technique and a great video, thanks for the inspiration Kim!!
    I've made a few cards

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks so much for the link Anneke, they look absolutely amazing! Kim.

  6. Immi

    Enjoyed the video – I gave it a try and it's so much fun!

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