Hi! Welcome to my Studio...
Today's 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card features the Batik Technique. The old classic technique was done on cloth with hot wax. For this card, done on Watercolor Paper, I used Nuvo Masking Fluid.
For the brilliant color, I used three colors of Nuvo Aqua Flow Brush Tip Watercolor Pens.
These pens are absolutely AMAZING for this technique.
The background is done using only the butterfly from, Violet for You, one of our new releases. Using a stamp for a textured background really helps tie in a theme.
This video shows the technique and products used, so watch how it's done, then use these stamp and color substitutions to create the background for the card above. Finally, follow the instructions below to finish this card.
Any questions, just comment below. :-)
Stamp Sets by Sparkle N Sprinkle
Nuvo Aqua Flow Watercolor Pens
Sparkle N Sprinkle Embossing Powders and Glitter
To finish the card, you will need:
Butterscotch Microfine Glitter (for the tape and also for the Butterfly)
I cut a piece of vellum 3 inches by 5 1/2 inches. I stamped the large birthday and the smaller wishes stamps together with this amazing new ink pad called, VersaFine CLAIR. It can be heat embossed even after it has dried! I used clear embossing powder.
These stamps are so much fun to mix and match for a variety of large sentiments...perfect for use with fun backgrounds like this.
I needed to use copper brads, but having none, I heat embossed the ones I had with Copper Peddler Embossing Powder.
Get a grip with your tweezers and use Versamark Ink,
Dip into EP and tap off.
Heat emboss and re-dip,
Repeat for all. (Allow to cool for a half a minute before releasing to your mat)
Attach tape to A2 card (mine is yellow, but white works, too)
Dump Butterscotch glitter onto tape, burnish, brush and clean up excess.
Trim background to 3 3/4 x 5 1/2.
Attach batik background.
Tear edges of vellum as shown.
Punch holes through card base and vellum for brads and attach vellum.
using the smaller butterfly this time. Coat with Nuvo large glue pen, and coat with Butterscotch glitter Attach to card by gluing only the center of the butterfly down.
Be sure to watch the video for all the other items I used to create the background. The technique is amazing and FUN...and isn't that what it's all about?
So have FUN!