Faux Batik with the Flirty Flowers Stamp Set!
I have had so much fun playing with the Faux Batik technique over the past couple of weeks. And, I’m so very excited to show you how to achieve beautiful Batik with stamped images. My friend, and Inking Royalty Team Leader, Brian King invited me to be a Guest Stamper on his blog. Thank You Brian, for this awesome opportunity!!! I am truly honored to be a Guest on your blog and apart of the Inking Royalty. And Thank you to all of those who have hopped over from his blog to see more detail about the Faux Batik process.
Batik is a wax resist that is used for fabric dyeing. The process of Batik can also be used in other mediums, such as rice paper watercolor. I fallow a lot of artist on Instagram. It is one of the places that I go to for inspiration. One of the artist, Emily Jeffords, that I fallow has been doing a lot with Batik and painting. Her batiks are amazing. And made me want to try to make something similar for cards.
For the Faux Batik technique, I have found that it works best with stamped images that are more solid. Verses ones that have lots of details or are sketchy looking. Batiking is a very organic looking process. There for flowers and leaves are really beautiful with the Faux batik. The Flirty Flowers stamp set is just perfect.
This stamp set is so happy and the flowers have such a fresh feel.
Today, I am sharing details for the Faux Batik techniques with you. Also, at the bottom of the post is a video if you would like to see the technique in action. If you have any questions about the technique feel free to email me at [email protected] If you would like to see other cards featuring this technique click here and here
The first step is to gather up the supplies that you will need. This includes tissue paper, shimmery white cardstock, versamark ink, embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, inks of your choice, stamps, and baby wipes
After you have gathered up your supplies, the next step is to heat emboss a stamped image onto the tissue paper. To do this you will need your versamark ink, embossing powder, embossing buddy, and heat tool. Be sure to use the embossing buddy first. This will help keep stray embossing powder form sticking in unwanted areas. After using the embossing buddy, you want to stamp the image with versamark, add the embossing powder, pour off any access powder, and heat set the image.
After you have the tissue paper embossed. It is time to make a Batik image!! To do this you need to place the tissue paper over the shimmery white card stock.
The next step is to start adding ink to the tissue paper with a baby wipe. I work from lightest color to darkest color. In this case Pool Party was the first color added .
This is what is should look simular to after adding the first color
Then, Pear Pizzazz
and Finally, Old Olive.
After adding the Old Olive ink. You can go back to your lightest color and add more if you like. The final step is to remove the tissue paper to reveal your Faux Batik
You can use your tissue paper more than once if you are using the same colors. Also, do not throw your tissue paper away. You can use this for another card showing off the pretty embossing. I used silver embossing powder for my card. And I am planning a second card that uses the tissue paper layer. I love the look of the metallic embossing powders with the ink around them. Also, this technique works very well on Whisper White Card Stock.
When using a bold technique, like this Faux Batik, it is best to keep the rest of the card quite simple. This allows for your handy work to shine.
- After the Faux Batik has dried it is time to add a sentiment. I chose one from the upcoming Holiday Catalog. This sentiment is in the Painted Harvest stamp set (available Sep 1) . It is stamped in Early Espresso ink
- The background is the pinewood Plank texture impression embossing folder. Use the folder to emboss Early Espresso cardstock. After embossing, I added some gold leafing to the texture. This give it a shimmery weathered look.
- The only thing left is to put the card together and pop up the Faux Batik
This card is a standard A2 card (4 1/4 by 5 1/2) . The card base is made from a 8 1/2 by 11 Early Espresso cardstock cut in half at 5 1/2 inches on the 11 side and scored at 4 1/4 inches. Each layer is as follows. Pear Pizzazz 4 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches. Early Espresso 4 by 5 1/4 inches and embossed with the pinewood planks embossing folder. Pear Pizzazz 3 1/4 by 4 5/8 inches . Shimmery White with Faux Batik 3 1/8 by 4 1/2 inches
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The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!
Thank you for stopping by!! I so enjoyed sharing this fun technique with you!! I hope each of you have a fablous Friday!! And that you have a moment to be creative and share your creative flow with others!!
Peace & Happiness-