I watched this technique on Jennifer Perkin's Craft lab show the other day. It looked so easy that I ran to my crayon box and got busy! Guess what? It was totally easy and I made a couple of goodies and have been getting requests to do a tutorial on this technique ever since! So with that, Tada......
Here you go, and on top of a technique, I am also throwing in a drawing for the item below. All you have to do is leave a comment and bam, your name goes into a drawing and the lucky winner will be notified for their mailing address. Sound fun? Of course it is! I will take comments through next Monday, August 18th, and will announce the winner on Tuesday. So, get your comments in and hey, tell a friend!
Materials you will need.
Black Acrylic Paint
Brush or Sponge
Seriously, that is it! By the way, this is a GREAT project for the kiddies too.
Step 1. Start coloring! Use any pattern or design you want. I like vibrant colors, but you can use any color combination. I suggest applying a good amount of pressure on your masterpiece. The waxier, the better!
Completely cover your entire paper with your groovy artwork.
After your page is done, crumple your paper in a wad like the one below. Squish it good and hard, the more wrinkles, the better!
Next, you are going to spread your masterpiece out on a nonstick surface (or a protected table)
Pour some of your black paint in a container and add some water. I didn't measure, I just made it on the soupy side. Then you are going to get a sponge or brush and cover your masterpiece completely in the black paint wash.
Next, before it dries, you are going to wipe off the excess paint with a paper towel.
Lay out to dry. (they dry pretty fast) Tada, you are done. You can use these papers as you like. Use them in everything; Altered Envies, Journals, ATC's, Decopauge, Cards, you name it, you can do eeet!
I love the organic look to it. It really does look like dyed batik, but without the dyes and mess!
So below is a little Dia De Los Muertos plaque I made with the batik papers. This will be my drawing prize. Just leave your comment below, and I will draw your name on next Tuesday!
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