Thursday, November 8, 2012

Best Wishes

November’s tag from Tim Holtz here brought back a favorite technique and as it’s been awhile, I jumped at the chance to use it!  There are several variations and titles for this technique:  I call it Batik Resist as it does both . . .

The process is simple, quick, and not messy, and the results are unique to each project, which is part of the fun!

Stamp your image in Versamark and Clear emboss.  Sponge on several colors of  Distress Inks, blending as you go.  Flick water drops from your hand for added textural interest and blot or heat dry as desired. 

Cover the image with a sheet or two of plain paper and iron on the Wool setting until all of the embossing is absorbed by the paper.  Keep the iron moving and shift the paper to a clean spot as needed.  This entire process takes about 30 seconds.  While always best to use a dedicated craft iron for this, I’ve never had the slightest problem with damage of any kind.

Cardstock:             Marcos Natural Linen, Generic Light Green, Manila tag
Stamps:                  Leaf Spray from Prima Songbird, Stamp Out Cute Music
                                 Background, Hero ‘Best Wishes’
Inks:                       Distress Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey,   
                                    Perfect Pearls spray mist, Versamark Watermark
Emb Powder:         Vippie’s Transcendence
Dies/Punches:       EK Success Butterfly punch, Cuttlebug Mesh embossing
Doo Dads:              Teal pearls, hemp twine

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