Saturday, June 4, 2016

Distress Batik Effect Technique

Here is the card I made with Distress ink pads using the batik effect technique. Below is the finished card:

I stamped these leaf stamps (Tim Holtz Falling Leaves set) with Versamark ink pad on a white cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then, I sprayed a little bit of water and crimped the white cardstock to create the folded lines. I used the bone folder to smooth out the folded lines. I applied five different green shades of Distress ink pads on the leaf background (see below):

The five green shades of Distress ink pads are: evergreen bough, mowed lawn, peacock feather, twisted citrus, and cracked pistachio. I tried to spread out the green colors on the different spots of white cardstock. Then, I applied more and more inks to darken the colors. So, the colors will go into all of the folded lines to create the batik effect. Finish the card by stamping the greeting on a stripe of vellum and white embossed it. Below is another look of the card:

I would like to have this card to attend the following two challenges:

1) Simon Monday Challenge - Monochrome, below is the challenge photo:

2) Tim Holtz Summer of Creative Chemistry - Week 1 of Challenge 1: using 4 or more colors of Distress ink. Below is the challenge photo:

Cardstock: MTF
Stamps: Tim Holtz, Paper Smooches
Ink Pads: Distress ink, Versamark
Others: vellum, white embossing powder

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  1. Your creation is awesome! Love the beautiful background color scheme. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  2. Really beautifully done. Hope to see more of your creations throughout the coming weeks.