Tuesday, November 13, 2012

ATC Based on Tim's November Tag of 1202

I love the look of the faux batik embossed resist technique Tim Holtz demonstrates in his November Tag of 1202. See his blog for the details with lots of photos.
I decided to try this technique on an ATC.Stamped a wheat image on manila card stock with embossing ink, covered with clear embossing powder (ep) and heat set.
Stamped words on left side with black Archival ink and let sit for about 5 minutes.
Then lightly spray the card with water then apply various colors of Distress Stains, blotting the ink with a cloth (I used a paper towel) between colors.
 Use a hot iron with newsprint over the card to melt the ep and soak it into newsprint. While the ep is still hot, lift off the newsprint.
 You can add more color to the background by applying Distress ink, I used some wild honey. Color the edges of the card with brushed corduroy Distress Ink. Next, splatter water drops on top, then heat set.
 Use the ink and roll technique to add stamped images to the background. I used three different background stamps with walnut stain Distress Ink.
 To finish the ATC I added die cut greenery and 3 "gold" leaf charms.


Cynthia said...

Loooove the wheat stamp and the resist effect!! Beautiful ATC!

Gaby Bee said...

This ATC looks fantastic. I love this technique too....and your color choices.

Hugs, Gaby