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.