Today I'm very happy to be sharing in the excitement over at my friend France Papillon's blog… she is celebrating a major milestone: the 100th episode of her Journal on Monday series! France's videos are always full of inspiration and I'm terribly impressed that she's done one hundred of them. The amount of time needed to create each project, video it, edit it, upload it, embed it, etc… is really quite an effort and this huge collection of videos are an amazing resource.
When France asked me to do a little project to help celebrate, I figured I should follow her lead and do a video tutorial as well. This one is on Tim Holtz's Blended Batik technique, and you can watch the Blended Batik video on Youtube here or directly within this post here:
I decided to use one of my tags in my art journal, and to replicate the Blended Batik in it, too. Here's what I came up with:
Here's how it came together:
I cut the tag into strips and made arrowheads with the leftover bits.
I applied Golden Paints and Ranger Inks, plus stamps and stencils (Tim Holtz, StencilGirl Products, TCW). I used a baby wipe to remove most of the paint where I would eventually put the sentiment, so it would show more clearly.
I stamped my sentiment and applied embossing powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool, then ironed it…. but wait! I missed the step where you apply more distress ink before ironing… so this was a flop.
Quick save: I inked up a piece of manila slightly larger than the sentiment and followed the process in the correct order (see the video for the step-by-step instructions) and adhered it to my page, along with a spare scrap of the tag that I felt ‘grounds' the sentiment.
Some additional layers of stenciling finish it off, and that's it! I hope you enjoyed the video and that if you did, you'll subscribe to my YouTube channel. I'm planning to do more tutorial videos and would love to know if there's anything in particular you'd like to see. Other ways to stay connected: sign up for my newsletter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Please be sure to visit France Papillon for her celebration this week and let her know I sent you… perhaps she'll reward me with Belgium chocolate when I see her again next year!
Thanks so much for the visit.