Thursday, April 8, 2010

Just For Fun's Color Challenge #6

My cards that I created for this weeks challenge were made using a techinque called "Faux Batik". The design team has been challenged to use the colors pink, yellow and green.

Be sure to hop on over to the other members of the design team to see their creations.

Kat Tucker

Sherry Cheever

Starla Nelson

Terre Fry

To create the "Faux Batik" technique I selected a stamp image that has a lined design. You will need to use clear embossing powder and clear embossing ink and emboss the image on to your cardstock. I use old manila file folders, they work really well for this technique.

After the image has been embossed using a heat tool, I made a water wash over top of the image and used re-inkers as my painting medium. This gives all those re-inkers another use. It is fun to watch the colors spread out over top of the wash.

Next, I use news print paper (with no black typing on it) and a hot iron (no steam). Lay the colored image face down on the newsprint and place the hot iron on top of it. This will melt the embossing powder into the newsprint. And will reveal the cream color of the manila file folder.
You can do this when to colors are wet or dry.

The finished results are really great.

The Peony (G3192) image was used to create the above card, using the same technique described above. Give it a try, I think you will like it.

And the Peacock Feather image (G3142) was used for the above card.


All stamps are from Just For Fun: Peony G3192, Peacock Feather G3142

re-inkers, deckle decorative scissors


  1. Sandy these are gorgeous!!!! Great use for this technique!

  2. Sandy, great technique, gorgeous cards!!!! Hugs Terre

  3. GORGEOUS!! These colors just POP with this technique!!

  4. Holy Smoke! Two for one....I think I like the feather best for the wait the flower, no wait....they are both beautiful. You made the colors stand out!

  5. Just gorgeous! Great technique. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane