Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Faux Batik

Welcome to January's Artist Team Blog Hop brought to you by Club Scrap.  Each month the team presents a themed challenge or technique. The  purpose of the blog hop is to demonstrate the beauty of paper crafts. If you just happened on the blog hop today because you're a regular reader of my blog, and you'd like to view the entire hop, you can start back at Club Scrap.  If you're already hopping and linked to me from Donna's Blog, you're in the right spot.

Each member of the team is pulling inspiration from January's Color Me Happy collection which is full of gorgeous batik images. We're here to demonstrate how to create batik-like images with your paper creations. 
I have several techniques I'd like to share with you. They all involve an iron.  I'm sad to say that my iron has touched more paper than clothes in it's lifetime :)

This first technique is the most simple.  I started with the embossed white print from Shades of Winter and added Color Bursts directly to the paper and sprayed with water.  Let dry. Wipe the paper with a paper towel to remove the color from the resistant white print.

After drying I trimmed the paper into 4 smaller panels.

Next place a piece of computer paper on top of the print and iron with a hot iron (no steam). You'll see the embossed image show through the paper. This is the raised embossed print being removed from the paper. You're left with a flat matte panel mimicking a batik finish.

Club Scrap papers, ribbon and stamps. Ken Oliver Color Bursts. Martha Stewart punch. Recollections flower. 

In a similar technique, I stamped an image and heat embossed with white embossing powder. 

Color image with Pan Pastels. Remove embossed image with paper and iron as above.

Club Scrap papers, stamps, ribbon and tags. Cuttlebug embossing folder. Queen & Co. gems. Unknown ribbon. 
This third technique is inspired by our team member Roni who posted this tutorial back in 2007. Start with mulberry paper. It really does make a difference. The fibers that show through really make this fun.  Stamp your image in Versamark ink and heat set with white embossing powder.
I deviated from the original instructions because I was too lazy to mix my own misting sprays.
So I just rubbed ink over the paper and images.
 Next, remove the embossing powder with your iron as above.
Crinkle up your paper, smooth out but don't iron. You need those creases.
Lightly rub a darker color ink pad back over the paper. I used gray.

Club Scrap papers, border and stamps. Recollections sequins. My own pressed foliage. 

Thank you for hoping with us today! 
Please continue on to the talented Tina's blog to see how she's created a Batik design for you.


  1. Gorgeous cards! I love the different techinques you used!

  2. Lovely creations Lisa! Each card is so unique and beautiful in it's own right.

  3. Ooh, so many techniques, so little time. Each card is just lovely, but my fave is definitely the one using mulberry paper!

  4. My favorite is your first picture with the paper from December. (I'm pretty partial to the December kit!)

  5. Absolutely LOVE all your cards!!! Beautiful job and what beautiful colors you chose, and the design!!! WOW!!!

  6. Wow, you have been experimenting with some different techniques!
    Need to give some a try too. Great results and wonderful cards.

  7. All are fabulous techniques and cards but my fav is the last one. Love it!!! The colors, design and details!

  8. Beautiful results! Thanks for the step-by-step instructions.

  9. Beautiful! I tried this method out the other night and just realized I forgot the ironing step. Oops!


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