Friday, 5 November 2010

Faux Batik Technique






















I just love this technique!  I think the lines from the faux batik add so much interest to the overall texture of the card.  I thought you might like a close up of one of the cards that I demoed on the Button Floral Stamp shows.  In case you missed it, I will give you a quick rundown of the technique.  You begin by stamping your image all over the background using a clear perfect medium pad.  It helps if you use an image that has a bit of solid area to it also.  Then you will use clear embossing powder over the entire background and heat until melted.  Next step is to fold your card so that there are creases going in all different directions across it.  I think that "mountain" type folds work best with this technique, although it is not essential.  Once you have all your folds in place, spritz your card to moisten it with water.  This will allow the ink the get into the areas right next to the folds.  Using a brayer and a Big 'N Juicy pad (I used the Waterfall Colour), ink your brayer then roll it onto your card in short bursts.  You do not want it to take on the same striped pattern of colour that is in the pad so you need to stop and start from different angles.  This will mix the colour up and blend it a bit.  Allow to dry thoroughly before attaching it to any mat and layering pieces.  Let me know what you think!  All for now, Sue x

34 comments:

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Sue. Saw you demonstrate this on Tv. It looked a great techneque and your card is beautiful. One I am going to try. Also the lovely roses. Thanks for sharing. Hugs x ChrisB

sam21ski said...

Beautiful card. TFS and explaining the technique xxx

Lorraine said...

oh this is so beautiful Sue and very clever thankyou for sharing this fab tecnique and card huni xx

KimberleyG said...

It's beautiful. I was wondering how you did it and was pleasantly surprised to read on and see an explanation. It's easy enough that I could probably do it. Thank you.
I also like the reversed layers; it's a refreshing change from the usual. The piercing and rounded corners are a nice touch.

Shirl said...

This technique really gives gorgeous results...I'm definitely giving this a try! Thanks for sharing!

miislucky said...

This is very nice. Thank you for the instructions on this. I'll give it a go! Smiles, Mi

Lisa J said...

This is amazing! Not sure what you used to stamp the images, as I am not familiar with it. But will keep an eye out for what you are talking about as this is absolutely beautiful and my fav colors!

Liz said...

Love the card and will definitely give it a go

veronica said...

thanks Sue, will give it a go when I've cleared enough space...........saw the card on tv, and loved the effect

xGemmax said...

Gorgeous card and Thanks for sharing this technique, will give it a go when i get a spare 2 minutes lol i just love the effect you get from it :o)
hugs and xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, I lowve this technique, and your roses are beautiful x

JULIEMCRANE said...

What a lovely card. I love the way you make the flowers, i really need to practice. Have you ever thought of doing a dvd? I could watch you demo all day.

Julie x

Kate Street said...

So many techniques so little time!!

Lynne said...

beautiful technique Sue - I will try it using Christmas colours. When are you doing a CDRom?
Best wishes Lynne in Spain

iluvmybugs said...

This is so pretty Sue! Love the colors!! TFS

PaulineC said...

I loved this card when you did it on TV. I recorded it and kept starting and stopping the recording to jot instructions down. Thanks very much for telling us in detail how you achieved that look.

Heather x said...

what an awesome technique! I have the spice big n juicy, I will give it a go with an autumnal card, thanks for sharing :)
*hugs* Heather x

LellyJelly said...

Lovely, more ink to play with! After the NEC on Thursday and a 12hour crop today, us Woking girls can't wait for more tomorrow.

violetclouds said...

this card looks really lovely. Its great to have a quick reminder of how to make it, and how to do the flowers. I am going to have to try these techniques out!

Amber S said...

What a beautiful and easy technique. I can't wait to try it!

Natasha said...

Позитивная работа!!!

LellyJelly said...

Super craft day today, spent too much - AGAIN. Can't wait to use the embossing folders. Enjoy the butterscotch chips.

The Taming of the Glue said...

Do love this technique...watched you do it on the show and keep meaning to give it a go. See you on Saturday for the workshop...can't wait!

Rosietoes said...

I love this technique Sue. I haven't done it in a while and you have got me all inspired again to have a go.
Love the colours and those beautiful roses.

Edna x

Jayscrafts said...

Love this technique.

Amanda said...

Loved that card when it was on TV! I tried to get the other set (I have the floral set) at the NEC but nobody had the trees :(. Seems it was popular, I bet lots of men will be getting that man with everything card lol.

Amanda

Moni said...

Fab card, love it. Hugs,moni

Julie said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic card, just spent a day crafting with my Sister also called Sue after coming back from the NEC where we bought loads but in particular utee which we then enamelled the roses we made after watching your show. Really pleased with the effect.
Thanks for all the inspiration

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Such a pretty card Sue x Leigh x

mae said...

Esa tecnica se ve preciosa!!!felicitaciones!!

Amanda said...

Gorgeous! Something I will have to try.

Debbi said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for explaining the technique! I can't wait to try it.
*smiles*
debbi

Papercraft By Carole said...

Brilliant technique - and thanks for the explanation. Much appreciated! Cxx

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