Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January Artist Team Challenge

January Artist Team Challenge
Faux Batik  - Two Techniques

Good morning dear friends - Hope your new year is going well!  Not much going on here but a lot of snow and cold!!  Thank heavens for crafting and Netflix to survive these long cold winters!!

This month's Artist challenge was to create Faux Batik.  Here are my examples of the two different techniques I decided to try out this month for this Challenge.  These are 5x7 canvases I painted.

5x7 Canvas panels
Watercolor paints
Masking fluid (Technique 1)
Bookbinding glue (Technique 2)

Technique 1 - Masking fluid

Believe it or not this is/was my first time using a liquid masking fluid.  I bought this a decade ago - or so it seems - and had a heck of a time getting it to work properly as it had some lumps in it and kept clogging my nozzle....note to self - order a new one!!

Stamp images with black ink.
 Using masking fluid - draw around the images, around different elements within the images, and in the white space around the images as shown.  Let this fully dry, before proceeding:

Using watercolor paint - color in the images:

Here is the final colored in image - let it dry completely before proceeding.

Now - the easiest method I found - was using an eraser to remove the dry masking fluid, leaving white space as shown:

Technique 2 - Glue pen resist

Temporarily mask off a grid and rubberstamp images in sections as shown:

I filled one of the tiny applicators full of book binding glue and drew panels and designs on the panel, I also outlined the images.  Let dry completely.

Once glue is dry, use watercolor paints and fill in images.  You can use a wet q-tip and remove any paint that gets onto the glue.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Check back soon for more fun stuff!

Now go check out LILIAN's project next!!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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  1. Good thing you saved the masking fluid! These canvases are so fun! Love them!

  2. What a pretty interpretation of batik! I LOVE the way you used the masking fluid...I have some around here some where...you have inspired me to get it out and play!

  3. Thanks for the prompt - I need to buy some masking fluid. I loved how your papers turned out!

  4. Love the bold bright colors, great techniques and beautiful csnvasas

  5. Cool canvases! Did you remove the BB glue after the paint was dry? If so, what method did you use to remove it?

    1. Nope I did not remove it - once it is dry - it is good to go and I just left it and painted around it. :)

  6. Nice canvases, and love how you accomplished this!!

  7. How fun! What a unique way to create the Batik look!

  8. Loving your techniques, Deb and the result is stunning and realy looks like batik.
    Love the happy colors.

  9. Oh i loooooove the bright colors!!!!

  10. Such bright colors and very stunning results!

  11. those are some fun out-of-the-box ideas, Deb. Thanks for the inspiration!



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