I get a lot of questions regarding "How do you do that?" So each Tuesday I will be showing you some techniques...let me know what you think? This week...a little technique I came up with I call Bali Batik...
How did I do this???
- Decide on your color scheme.
- Stamp your image in VersaMark Ink on Whisper White paper and then heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Be sure to leave space between your images for a second layer of the same.
- Spray your entire piece of paper with water to moisten. Now add a few drops of one color of re-inker. You will have areas of darker and lighter color. Heat your paper with your heat tool or let it dry overnight.
- When dry, crumple, gently fold and crease the paper as little or as much as you desire. The more you break the surface of the paper, the more crinkles, the more variation and texture your final piece will have.
- Now hold the paper so the folds and cracks are accessible to rub with an inked sponge. Use a different color than your re-inker drops. You want to really brink out the folds and cracks.
- Now stamp your image in the same color as your sponging. Stamp in the spaces left open from stamping at the beginning. Heat your paper to dry completely.
- Stamp a few more images in VersaMark ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. Now rub over the last layer embossed with a sponge using the first re-inker color. Rub in circles concentrating on the last images embossed.
- Now over stamp the entire paper with the outline image that co-ordinates with your solid image. Use a papertowel to buff off any excess ink that is on the embossed areas.
- Use on your projects as desired. (This technique works best with Two-Step Stampin' Sets)
If you notice I made a little sample scrapbook page for this technique...I have several scrapbooks full of 6 x 6 pages. If I ever need some inspiration I can visit the technique books on my shelf...
Go have fun and try it for yourself...if you need any stamping supplies or have questions please let me know. My stampin' website is here. Thanks. Diana