Memento Multi-Layer Faux Batik
by Roni Johnson
This multi-layer faux batik technique creates depth and dimension that you don’t see in the basic technique. By taking advantage of the Memento Ink line of colors, you can emboss and sponge layers of ink to create an amazing finished project.
1. Stamp your image(s) using VersaMark watermark ink onto a piece of white cardstock.
2. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder; heat to melt the powder.
3. Use a sponge dauber to apply one or more colors of Memento ink (New Sprout and Summer Sky Memento) over the embossed images. It is very important to let this layer of ink dry before moving to the next step.
4. Stamp additional image(s) using VersaMark ink over the first layer of embossed/inked images.
5. Sprinkle the second set of stamped images with clear embossing powder, shake off excess and heat to melt the powder.
6. Apply mid-range color(s) of ink over the entire cardstock. Bamboo Leaves, Gray Flannel, and Bahama Blue Memento Inks were used for this layer. Again, let this layer of ink dry before moving to the next step.
7. Stamp a third and final layer of images where desired using VersaMark ink.
8. Sprinkle the panel with clear embossing powder, shake off excess and heat to melt the powder.
9. Cover the card panel with the darkest tones of ink; in this case, Teal Zeal and Nautical Blue Memento Inks were used.
10. Once the final layer of ink has been applied, place a sheet of copy weight paper over the card panel; iron to remove all three layers of embossed images.
You will be left with a beautiful piece of Batik paper that has a greater depth and dimension than could be achieved with any of the previous Batik techniques shown.
IMAGINE Crafts featuring Tsukineko Supplies:
- VersaMark Ink
- Embossing Powder – Clear
- Memento Inks – Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves, Danube Blue, Gray Flannel, Nautical Blue, New Sprout, Summer Sky, Teal Zeal
- Sponge Dauber
- Georgia Pacific – White Cardstock Inkadinkado
- Cogs & Gears stamps
- Heat Tool
- Sheet of Copier Paper