Saturday, December 8, 2007

Easy Batik (Phil's Bday Card)

Went a little crazy on this one. Phil is all grown up, but he's tonnes of fun, so I thought this would be good. I used the Batik technique. A little bit messy, but surprisingly easy:

1. Take a piece of mulberry paper (or other.) Stamp on it in versamark & emboss. (Bold images work very well.)

2. Wet the paper & paint it with two contrasting colours of ink. (I've used Basic Gray & Cool Caribbean

3. Sandwich the painted mulberry paper in between two sheets of scrap paper and a paper towel.

4. Heat your iron, and iron the paper sandwich until the embossing powder transfers to the paper.

Note: don't worry if it sticks (mine did.) Just heat it up again and pull it away quickly.

Happy Stampin'
:0) Mel


Becky G said...

This looks so cool! What a great technique!

jenn* said...

what a fun card! i think it turned out just fab!