Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Watercolours and faux batik

I tried the faux batik technique the other day, and I love the results! I used a Stamp It stamp and heat embossed the image on water colour paper before applying ink with my aqua painter. I then used an iron to heat the panel between sheets of kitchen towel , which melts and removes the embossing powder. Lots of fun!

I kept the card really simple, mainly because I was struggling to find colours to go behind the panel. In the end, I stuck with black because it makes the bright colours pop. :)

Apologies for the slightly blurry photo. I have to learn how to use my camera's macro settings for close range photography but unfortunately, I've been unable to locate the manual! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow, this is a very effective technique - your card looks lovely. Thanks for joining in at INKSPIRATIONS.

  2. Oh, the black is perfect for popping that wonderful color!

  3. That is stunning, great blending of the colours. Looks like fun!