Sunday, 29 May 2011

Less is More - Week 17 Pick a Square

Well this is definately a very minimal card. This challenge is always a tough one for me but one I quite enjoy. Hop over to see lots of other lovely samples at Less is More
This week we have to pick a square from the 5 square plan. And this is where we place our image. I have boringly gone for the centre. I have chosen to make a faux batik glass tile. This is a fab Tim Holtz technique which is a kind of reverse resist. Firstly you build up several layers of alcohol inks on o memory glass tile (this is a 2 x 2 inch). Let it dry then ink up your stamp with an archival ink. The colour doesn't matter as the oil based ink lifts the alcohol ink to give a negative image. Stamp the image ( a solid image works best) and immediately buff with a soft cloth or kitchen towel, to reveal the image. When it works it is lovely.
Turn the tile over so the alcohol inks are underneath and stick to a light colour (white works well) to see the batik effect. I did this technique once at a workshop and it went down quite well. The stamp I have used is from a Stampin Up set - Just Believe. The technique is on the first Tim Holtz DVD for any one interested.
Here it is on the finished card. As it is a messy technique I tend to make a few of these at a time.


  1. This turned out to be a lovely and striking card


  2. Great technique with gorgeous results. Carol x

  3. Gorgeous card and love the technique. Annette

  4. Beautiful card. Hugs Rita xx

  5. Brilliant technique and a fabulous card - so effective1 xx

  6. This is a beautiful card. Jo x

  7. An amzing card, what a fab technique!

  8. very nice technique; and it turned out so beautifully. Love the colors you used. Well done

  9. Lovely card, I love the effect you've achieved on the glass tile :)
    Jenny x

  10. This technique is really fabulous, I love the richness of the colours!
    Thanks so much for describing how you achieved it.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  11. WOW! very pretty! Love the rich colors!
    My card is HERE

  12. Beautiful rich and vibrant colours I love this



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