Batik style background

Hugs Heather Telford

The emboss resist method creates pretty backgrounds especially when painted in a rainbow of colour. I used three primary colours overlapping them to end up with the yellow, orange, red, purple, blue and green. I stamped the peacock feather pattern in versamark and embossed in clear powder on watercolour paper and the slight texture of the watercolour paper combined with the very fine detail of the stamp meant that I did not get a perfect impression. Once I added the colour over the top I noticed that it looks very much like a batik fabric print.

Hugs closeup Heather Telford

I trimmed the panel then used the heart string die to cut the piece in two. With the same die I cut a string of red hearts then attached the panel to a card base inlaying the red hearts but attaching the die cut word on top of the panel.

Supplies

Stamps: Peacock Feather (PB)
Dies: heart string, love expression (PB)
Ink: versamark (Tsukineko)
Paint: yellow, prussian blue, crimson brusho (Colourcraft)
Paper: hotpressed 100% cotton watercolour paper, red cardstock, Neenah solar white cardstock
Also: WOW clear embossing powder

 

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4 Comments on “Batik style background”

  1. Pat says:

    This does look like a batik fabric Heather and the colours you have used are very pretty, and love the string of hearts and sentiment dies you have added. The way the hearts go right to the edge of the card is a great design idea too. x

  2. Ooh this looks amazing! Beautiful colours and the heart string looks brilliant! xxx

  3. Cheryl says:

    Beautiful card! Love the colors

  4. maureenchandler says:

    Beautiful card! I love everything about it – thank you so much for sharing!


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