Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Batik Emboss Resist

I love the Emboss Resist Technique ... to me it's always like magic, because you never quite know what the end result will look like until it dries and you wipe away the ink (I like to use baby wipes to really make the embossed texture below shine).

The Batik Background stamp is perfect for some Emboss Resist experimenting with Shimmering Bliss Sprays.   Remember, you can use my discount code TL10Stephanie for 10% off anything in the Technique Junkies Store.

I stamped the Technique Junkies Batik Background in White & Green Ink. clear embossed, and then sprayed both with Ocean Depth Shimmering Bliss Spray.

Clearly the white produced the effect I was hoping for ... the green, not so much.  But the lesson here is that just because an experiment didn't turn out like you were hoping for ... doesn't mean it was a failure.  

As I looked at the green and blue background, I thought what pretty leaves that design would make.

So I stamped the Batik Background in Dark Green ink on a lighter green cardstock for my card base.  Next I die cut Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves from the emboss resist background and positioned them on the background.  

Finally I stamped Technique Junkies Grunge Thank You in the same Green Ink on a scrap of watercolor paper sprayed with the Ocean Depth Shimmering Bliss Spray.

For the second background I incorporated a few more die cut leaves and a sentiment from Technique Junkies Grand Greetings.

As you could see in the first picture, I always stamp on and spray a slightly larger piece of paper than my stamped image, so I have a sprayed background for my sentiment.

For my next background stamped in white ink and clear embossed, I sprayed with two different colors of Shimmering Bliss Spray - Thulian Pink and Mardi Gras Purple. (I use a long narrow cardboard box with the top cut off to contain my spraying).

I love how those colors blend together.

For this one, I used a vertical sentiment from Double Weird Sayings.

For my final Batik Background I went with a more masculine look and sprayed with Chestnut Mare Shimmering Bliss ... such a gorgeous bronze sparkle.

I paired it with a sentiment from Technique Junkies Inside/Out Live Forever.

Here's what the inside says ... having experienced kidney stones myself, I can confirm that pain is like no other.

I just love the rich shimmer of this color when paired with the copper glitter paper.

Hope I've given you some ideas for how to use this gorgeous Batik stamps ... and emboss resist.  The shimmer from the Shimmering Bliss is amazing.