Saturday, March 31, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101- Nostalgic Batik Technique

The nostalgic batik technique involves embossing.  I have done some embossing before and really like the accent that it provides. I have found the use of the brighter colors a little of a mystery with the Distress color palette.  The nostalgic batik technique allows those bright colors to pop out, but retains the rustic flavor of distress.   

This first tag was made by stamping the floral image with Broken China and quickly covering with clear embossing powder.  After heating and melting the embossed image, the tag was distressed using the Ink Blending Tool and the Distress Inks. Then the shadow/background images were stamped using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  The blue Broken China just pops right off the page!
This tag turned out to be a happy accident.  I embossed with white embossing powder without knowing it.  The bright white pops equally as well as the Broken China behind the clear embosssing powder.  Although this tag is not as well executed, this is something I will be exploring more later.  More techniques to practice, yeah me!

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