Friday, November 21, 2008

Sheryl's deco: Faux Batik Technique (sometimes called Faux Bleach)

My friend Carol asked about a deco page I'd done. I forgot to scan the back page of this one, but here's the front.

This is one version of this background technique. There are many out there. Here, I stamped ivory card stock with embossing ink using an ornate stamp. I embossed using detail clear embossing powder. When cool, I washed it with a very light wash of Twinkling H20s in blues, greens and purples.

When dry, I placed a blank piece of newsprint over and ironed off the embossed powder. The result is a great resist effect.

I wanted to know what would happen layering more ink and another stamp over that, so I tried it and got a different but really cool resist there. I used Fluid Chalk ink in a purple called Wisteria.

The woman w/numbers is from Diva Stamp Impressions and she was stamped on a scrap of paper that had been treated with Color Mists. I keep lots of brightly colored scraps around me (in large piles, if truth be known) and there's almost always something that is just the thing for whatever I'm working on.

This is is Sheryl's deco on the AV group

And as a a bonus: "Faux Batik Technique" is fun to say!


  1. Thanks for posting!!! Beautiful. I also love your header for your blog.

  2. Wow - this is really beautiful! I have done this technique before but never ironed it, need to go and play! Thanks for sharing....

  3. You're right Autumn, that is fun to say. And thanks for sharing the technique. It's a great explanation, and I love the double resist. All the design elements fit so beautifully together too. What did we ever do before Twinkling H2O's?