On NGS group we are doing a study of Tim Holtz's book "A Compendium of Curiosities", this week we're looking at the section "Blended Batik".
Ink a tag, card stock or paper with Distress ink using a blending tool. Decide how heavy or thoroughly you want to cover the card. Dry the ink with a heat tool before proceeding to set the inks.
I added a step by stamping on a cracked texture with vintage photo Distress Ink and then heat set.
Next, stamp an image with embossing ink over the tag/card/paper and apply clear embossing powder then heat with the embossing powder until clear.
Ink over the entire tag/card/paper with Distress ink or inks of your choice with a blending tool.
Place a sheet of plain newsprint or printer paper over the tag/card/paper and iron with high heat, melting and lifting off the embossing powder, move the paper as needed to remove all the embossing powder.
Here are my blended batiks. These will make great ATC backgrounds.