GM 11 Faux Batik
If you didn’t get here from Studio L3 – take a look. The lovely Linda entices us each week with a new challenge using techniques from Tim Holtz. This is how I’m learning how to paper craft! Trying out something from Tim and being totally blown away by what everyone else submits. Every week, I take a look at what the guest artist have created and try to figure out what the technique is before hopping over to the Tim Holtz demo. Yep, most of the time I have no clue, but it’s awesome to see how each person interprets the challenge and makes it their own.
I’ve embossed using DI before. As a matter of fact, I like the security of seeing where the stamp is, compared to using regular clear embossing ink. But this week, I just couldn’t get the clear embossing powder to listen to me. It just wasn’t sticking to the ink. I dunno, lazy powder or too dry DI pad. Anyway, no go. A couple of botched backgrounds later, I decided to try something else. So I didn’t exactly do it right, but I was happy with what I got. I started out by inking my tag with scattered straw, then used distress embossing ink and clear embossing powder with an ornate background stamp. I inked over the whole thing with mustard seed, spiced marmalade, fired brick and walnut stain. Then, I ironed as per directions using an old travel that could truly be at least 30 years old. Imagine my surprise when it all worked! The stamping and ribbon are chipped sapphire. The frame is “tarnished” using Shelly Hickox’ technique. (Truly, check out her genius on her blog). Add the usual bit and bobs and there she is. Please leave me a comment, even if just to say hi! I’d love to hear from you.