Wednesday, April 20, 2011


For my club members, I always try to have a new technique for them to try. This months technique is called "Burned Batik". I love the resources available on SplitcoastStampers. I started with Marina Mist cardstock as the card. Layered with a piece of Whisper White cs. Stamp the images from the Nature Walk stamp set in VersaMark. Then embossed with clear embossing powder. Rather than stopping when the powder is melted, you continue on till the powder melts into the paper. Be careful not to get too close with your heat gun as it will scorch the paper. If you hold the cardstock up to the light, you will be able to see the images coming through on the other side. Have your ink refills ready, drop a few drops of 3 colors on a plastic mat or lid. Mist your paper with water, dab your 1st sponge in the 1st ink color. Gently dab on misted cardstock. Do this with the other 2 colors.  I used Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake ink refills. You will probably have to mist it a few more times during the process. Now don't be discouraged how it is looking, the finished product will surprise you(in a good way). I do a little darker ink around the embossed images to let the ink seep in. Use your heat gun to dry the paper. Turn it over on the wrong side for it to curl back out the right way. I finished it with 2 pieces of the Botanical Gazette DSP, Pear Pizzaz seam binding threaded through a Vanilla flower slider. The sentiment stamped with Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake cs is from the Heard from the Heart stamp set. The tutorial for this card is found on  They recommend using a bold line stamp in their tutorial, but I tried it with the fine line stamp set. Some fine line stamps would probably lose their image definition when being heated. Something to experiment with. Have fun. 

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