Last week at my Craft Group we had a young lady come to show us Batik. This a technique where you draw a pattern or picture, if you are clever, onto fabric with warm wax. The fabric is then painted with dyes to produce a relief effect. After watching, some of the members had a go at producing their own masterpiece. Once the piece is dry it has to be ironed to remove the wax but it was an interesting technique. There is a Batik Guild which gives a much better insight into how to , etc.
This is my effort at Batik. I am no artist and so stuck with a bit of a geometric theme with plain basic colours with just a bit of blending. Not sure what to do with it now but think I will cut it up for 3 or 4 cards. I don’t really like doing that with things I have tried but sometimes the space issue takes over and I realise that I can’t keep everything or else my house would be even more overflowing than it already is.
This next photo is the better one I promised of my card which was entered into the village show. The class was for a greeting card for a special anniversary. I choose a ruby wedding anniversary as I have had a few to make this past year or two and have a few more coming up for 2011. I have used ny nesties for the shapes, a MS punch for the edge. I positioned a ‘ruby 40’ peel off on the smallest heart went over with VersaMark Peony and then removed the peel off. The background is done with a heart-shaped lace stamp which I have then embossed with platinum WOW embossing powder. This looked very patchy but the effect is not too bad with all the other elements on the card.
All for now.