Friday, May 27, 2011

Faux Batik With Blockheads Stamps

Hi Everyone,
I am Guest Designing over at the Blockheads Paper Arts Design Blog today. I have posted a step by step tutorial on creating projects using the Faux Batik technique. Run over there and check out the instructions. Here is a sneaky peek of the card over there.

Now, as I promised over on the Blockheads blog, I have lots of other samples for you to look at. This is the stamp set I used. It is called Painted Butterflies from Blockhead Stamps.

Now, on with the show.

The samples above were created using White CS and White Embossing Powder. Reinkers used: on left- Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Ranger Tattered Rose; on right- Brilliance pigment inks Coffee Bean and Cosmic Copper.
On samples above, I used White CS on both and White Embossing Powder. Reinkers used: on left- Ranger Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw; on right- Ranger Forest Moss and Black Soot. The small butterfly stamp is from the Grunge Collage Set. All of these products are available at the Blockheads' Store. Here a couple finished cards that I made using my Batik Paper.
On the above card, I used White CS, White embossing powder, and the Brilliance inks listed above. I used the Spots from the Painted Butterflies set. I stamped the Butterfly on White CS with Rhubarb Stalk ink and cut it out. I die cut the little frame and glued it on and added the butterfly with pop dots.
The second card was made using Black CS, Clear Embossing Powder and the Brilliance inks listed above.

I added a layer of Black CS and some Metallic Bronze CS. I crumpled a piece of metallic ribbon and glued it down in a few spots.

This is a really fun technique. You can see how many looks you can get by changing the CS color, embossing powder, and inks. Hope you are having a great day. Another rainy day here in Michigan. Thanks for stopping by and hope to you again soon. Love ya.



  1. So gorgeous love butterflies so adorable and lovely to work with.:) Sandra H

  2. Amazing technique, love your faux batik Karen!!

  3. Oh wow, these are amazing!!! The other thing I did a year ago was I laid a doily down on fabric and just painted over it in gesso...Really easy! I used the fabric for a wall hanging I was making.

    It's so nice to meet you and see your beautiful work. I am your newest follwer--number 135--and that is my lucky number--I about fainted!

  4. P.S. You are a truly inspirational guest designer!!!

  5. Wow! Love those ink splats! Gorgeous backgrounds Karen x


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