Friday, 11 May 2012
Bit of a change here because I wanted to do something different, so here’s a Faux Batik card, using one of my favourite stamps from Penny Black, which is also one of my favourite flowers, the Fuchsia.
If you’ve never tried this technique before, you should. It’s easy, even though it sounds a little complicated.
NOTE: I’VE REWRITTEN THE INSTRUCTIONS BECAUSE I MADE A MISTAKE – SORRY! I DID THIS ONE A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY, WHICH CONFUSED ME. THESE ARE THE CORRECT INSTRUCTIONS!
You just emboss your image(s) in clear embossing powder, add colour over it (or them) with water based dye inks, then cover with a paper towel and iron until it melts. You’ll see the EP on the kitchen towel and it will leave a white (ish) image behind, which will also resist inks, if you want to add more colour.
For this one, I ironed two sheets together before adding the inks, thus getting a reversed image, which I really like for a change. It also left me with two sheets of faux batik, instead of one!
If you want to blend your colours a little more, wipe over with a baby wipe or damp cloth – which is what I did here to remove colour from the original image.
Finally, overstamp, as I’ve done below, embossing or not – whichever you prefer. I layered the background colours for more of a 3D effect, leaving the text background over the original image to make it recede even more. Then I added white pigment ink through punchinella to add a further dimension.
I love resist techniques of any kind, so this is my entry to the Stampman Challenge – favourite technique.
Simon Says Stamp and Show says ‘Show us your favourite stamp’. As this is one of my all time favourites, it definitely applies.
Port Sunny tomorrow, so I’m about to check that all is well and find out what time we leave. If you’re going to be there, please do say hello! I love meeting people there and there are a few to meet from KCUK again, including some people I haven’t seen for quite some time. Looking forward to that.
Have a great weekend, whatever you’re doing.