Monday, March 5, 2007

I asked everyone at the embossing class to pick their favorite card from the ones they made that night for me to take a picture of. I warned them that I would be posting a few. Nobody wanted their faces...sour sports! I honestly don't remember whose card this one is, but I wanted to share it because the technique is so fun and it turned out so nice. To do this card, we stamped with versamark onto Watercolor paper and embossed with white powder. Then we used the aquapainters to pick up colors from the watercolor crayons and painted all over the paper. The embossed images naturally resisted the watercolors. This is a cool technique on it's own, but we took it a step further by putting a blank piece of typing paper over the finished (and somewhat dried) paper and heating it with an iron. This takes about 45 seconds we decided. What happens is the iron causes the embossing powder to melt again and it sticks to the typing paper and lifts off the watercolor paper. When the embossing powder comes off, it leaves the white of the watercolor paper behind and it looks really cool! This technique is called Watercolor Batik. The stamps we used are from the Spring Mini, Doodle This.

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