Friday, June 13, 2008

Faux Batik

I think I am a techniqueaholic. I love to try new things with my supplies and when I saw Lisa Johnson's Faux Batik Tutorial, I searched my house high and low for some rubber cement and eventually found one that I believe had it's hey-day in the early 90s as adhesive for some spectacular science fair projects. But, I decided to give it a try. And, to my surprise...it worked!!!

If you're interested in the technique please check out the aforementioned link, she explains it really well! I actally used my Mini-Mister from Range which I filled 3/4 of the way with water, put 4 drops of Regal Rose Re-inker inside, then topped it off with some perfect pearls (gold and pink). You can't really see how much this card shines in the picture, but let me tell you it's sure does sparkle.

The dragonfly is from Magenta and the sentiment is by Stampendous. The base is actually Brocade Blue.

My biggest tip is to let the RC dry. If you get overanxious about wanting to see if it worked you will tear the paper.

Easy Peasy!

Elyssa

8 comments:

Debi said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love the technique you used. Beautifully done!

Lisa Johnson said...

This looks amazing! Great job! I'm glad you liked my Technique. :)

Heather said...

Great card!

Kyla Nicole said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the tutorial link; I can hardly wait to try it out =]

Angie C said...

Stunning card Ely and love the technique

Kari said...

Beautiful card!!! I have to tell you when I saw this dragonfly stamp in a previous card that you made, I had to have it! So I went and searched for it! I found it and bought it! I just got it in the mail and can't wait to use it!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Linda said...

this is one of the loveliest cards I have ever seen

Maureen said...

Gorgeous card! Great job with the technique!