Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Batik Paper - How to Make it!

If your wanting an unique background paper for scrapbooking try making batik paper its fun to make with your favorite stamp and a few other supplies.

  • Mulberry paper in either white or a color
  • A bold stamp ( preferably one that is at least partially solid)
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Clear embossing ink
  • Water colors in two complementary colors
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Paint brush


1.Tear the edges of the Mulberry paper to the size you want your finished piece of paper

2.Stamp randomly on the paper with embossing ink and sprinkle with embossing powder, melt the powder with heat-embossing tool (Hint: do not put your stamped images to close together you want the batik background to show )

3.Lightly spray the stamped page with water. Dipping you brush into the watercolor pigment and touch the paper on the edge. The paper will pick up the pigment and bleed. The paint will spread over the as the water on the paper picks it up (Hint: the larger the amount of paint on the brush the larger the area it will spread to, if the paint doesnt spread spray the paper with more water.)

4.Add the second color in the same way. The alternate back and forth between the colors until you get the desired effect on the paper.

5. Let the paper dry thoroughly before using in your scrapbooking or altered art work.

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Anonymous said...

cool Linda, would staz-on ink work instead of the heat embossing?

I might try that out!

Linda Shewchuk said...

you could try it - different technique... the staz on won't bleed and well "stay's on!" not sure how it will work, but the concept i think you are thinking of just might - lol

let me know what you get!


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