Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Stripey Flower Batik Card Thing

A simple looking card this one, but oddly enough, a lot going on technique-wise! :)

I started out by stamping the distressed lines with Versamark ink and embossing them with clear powder, to act as a resist. Then I applied distress inks (punctured tyre, shattered teapot and sprinkled corsage I think), and stamped the flowers in black. I then placed some kraft paper over the whole thing and ironed it to melt the embossing powder again, which soaked up into the paper. I then applied stripes of various promarkers over the top, to colour the white lined areas (mouldy peas, awkward silence, scraped knee and disappointed parent, if I remember rightly). Finally I overstamped the flowers with versamark and embossed with clear powder for a bit of shine. Oh, and I cut a white mat for it, colouring the edges with two overlapping shades of promarker (witchety grub and I-can't-believe-it's-not-butter).

As ever, click the pic for a larger view :)

22 comments :

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Cool piece Dan, it reminds me of looking at a "scene" through venetian blinds. You post had me FOTFLMAO...you are starting to sound a little like your "bud" Linda Elbourne. Not that there's anything wrong with that...she makes me ROTFLMAO too!! Hugs, Rockin Robin

Linda Ledbetter said...

I don't think that looks remotely simple! And the result of all your work is just fabulous!!! You have the best techniques, Dan!

Great, now I have even MORE colors of Distress Ink to buy... ;-)

TinaB said...

LOL!!!! complete mad man ........ I love your work though ;-) xx

misteejay said...

Ummm, "I Can't believe it's not butter"? - must have missed that shade LOL

Another great card.

Toni :o)

Sid said...

Fab colours you have used on this card Dan, where exactly did you get them? LOL.

Alix said...

wowzers!! you've created a corker there, dan!

Shar said...

Looks amazing! I love the addition of the color to the distress lines.

Carolina Girl said...

I really like the technique you used. I was trying to follow what you did... a lot and that's why you are sooo good. Thank you for sharing your creations and ideas.

Alana said...

Your cool names made me laugh....maybe you should launch yur own brand of pens and inks, I couldn't resist a pen called Mushy Peas (I had them last night with my fish and chips)

narutopenguingirl said...

Very nice! But, seriously, what were the REAL names of the colors you used? I'm not really sure what color represents a disappointed parent, maybe a blue? And are mouldy peas a combo of green, black and white? Your so silly :)

Rosie said...

Oh I LOVED your description of the colours ... gotta have that mouldy peas shade!!

Lyn said...

That is a serious amount of very clever techniques to produce a serious piece of art!

Judith said...

A master piece!
A lot of work but well worth it x

Kim Dellow said...

Wow brilliant Dan, Love how that looks. Kim

Angela Mclean said...

Haha... mega brill skit of the folks that name every darn thing they use LOL! Oh, it's just my sense of humor... sorry folks!
Well, had to put my glasses on for this photo, for sure. It looks real good... it would look better if I was better at lookin LOL!
Well done, honey!
Hugs
Angela xxx.

Dawn said...

I love these techniques I use thes one alot (resist CEP) for back grounds on ATCs always a great effect love yr eg and I hadn't heard of these DI colours?

Love Dawn xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Blimey Dan ... since you sorted out my PM's ... I can't find those colours ... which case are they in??? :0)

Angie said...

I am so glad you detailed the work involved ...as you said it looks so simple ...but maybe that is the art.

Jenny said...

That is so funky! Love it.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Wow!!! complicated but cool :D
Julie xx

Carolyn said...

Hi Dan, I really like your striped faux batik idea.

Jennie said...

We have those colours here too!lol Only with slightly different conotations! love the card :) I am off to talk a walk in the Lake Mist, minding I don't slip on a pebble, and fall in the pool! rofl
xxx

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