Monday, May 21, 2007

Get Well - Chic Batik

images (c) Stampin' Up!, 1990-2007

Well, I decided to play with the Chic Batik technique after receiving a wonderful card from my friend Lori Tisdale using it! Thanks Lori! Anyway, after one attempt that was BUTT-UGLY, I came up with this one that seemed to work okay for me.

I thought if I made it look like sunshine it could be worth cheering someone up, so that's where I went with it. Did it make you smile too?

Sets: Big Pieces, Sincere Salutations

Colors: Summer Sun, Cameo Coral, Confetti Cream (background and sun cutout), mulberry paper

Other: Gold Cord, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark, Flower punch, distressing tool (SU!)

OKAY, so how did I do it? Here's a brief instruction:

CHIC BATIK

1) Stamp images with Versamark on Mulberry paper

2) Pour clear embossing powder on images, shake off excess, heat until powder is melted.

3) Wet a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol, and drop a few drops of reinkers in random pattern on the cotton ball.

4) Dab cotton ball over mulberry paper (tip: do this over a paper towel because liquid will soak through the mulberry paper pretty quickly) to completely cover images. The embossed areas will resist the ink.

5) Using a paper towel, wipe off embossed areas because liquid will bead on it, and gently pat the mulberry paper dry.

6) Mat your beautiful piece of art on a solid neutral piece of cardstock to let the lightness of the images shine through.

7) use as desired on project.

OH, one more tip for the gold cord "rays of sunshine" I used on this card: using a 1/16" punch, make a little nick in the edges of the cardstock just large enough for the cord to sit in. That will keep it from slipping up the sides of the card later, and it's virtually invisible to the recipient!

Okay, so that was easy - now go get inky and make something beautiful yourself! Have fun!

5 comments:

Creative Expressions by Stephanie said...

Very pretty, thanks for sharing!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is just so bright and happy! Love it!

Yvette said...

This is another technique I haven't tried - looks great! Wish I had time to stamp at the moment :o(

Linda said...

Great card - I know the first time I did this technique my card was kind of scary too! I'll have to try this technique again. Thanks for the great tutorial!

rockfestqueen said...

How fun is this card?!? I have to get into my stamping room and try this tech. Great tutorial too! Thanks Gina.