Monday, September 29, 2008

All Natural Batik

I'm back! I got in zero stamping this weekend, but I was able to get some alone time today. Ahhhh, alone time! I love it!

Today's technique lover's challenge was called "Colorwashed Batik". It was much easier than I thought! Basically you stamp your images with Versamark onto watercolor paper and emboss the images with clear embossing powder. Then you mix up some reinker with water in a spray bottle and spritz that onto your images... saturating the watercolor paper. Then you sandwich your watercolored paper (still soggy) between two pieces of copy paper (stamped side up) and iron on high (no steam) to "melt away" the embossed part. When the embossing is melted away, your image is left behind and it really stands out with the spritzed background.

Here's mine...

Stamps: All Natural (SU Retired), Sanded
Ink: Versamark, black, Really Rust, Reinkers... More Mustard & Really Rust
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, White, Watercolor
Accessories: clear embossing powder, linen thread, large oval punch, brads

That's it! Pretty cool technique! Not as difficult as it sounds. I had a little bit of difficulty getting all of the embossing powder to melt away, but most of it is gone. I love how the images stand out!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!!! :)


Carolyn King said...

how cool. i love how you created that! TFS!

Liz S. said...

I want to try this. Thanks, Amy!

Anonymous said...

Never heard of this! Very cool - I can't wait to try it....thanks so much for sharing this!