Hello! Today I’d like to share a card made using a wax paper resist that produces a pretty faux batik look.
Step 1: Dry emboss waxed paper
To make this card, take a piece of new waxed paper (the kind used in cooking) and cut it to 4.25″ x 5.5″. Place it in an embossing folder or use a Spellbinders Impressabilities, like the Fleur de Lis one I used in this example, and dry emboss the waxed paper.
Step 2: Make a glossy sandwich
Next, cut glossy cardstock into two pieces that are each 4.25″ x 5.5″. Place the wax paper and sandwich in between the two glossy pieces with their shiny sides towards the waxed paper.
Step 3: Iron the sandwich
Use a craft iron, set to the highest setting without steam, to iron the sandwich. When you are ironing, do not wiggle the iron. Instead lift and place the iron using a vertical motion for best results. The heat from the iron transfers the wax from the waxed paper to the glossy cardstock, creating a resist. Allow the pieces of paper to cool.
Step 4: Apply dye ink to reveal the image
Finally, apply dye ink directly to the glossy cardstock, to reveal the resist image. In the example above, I used a Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop in Bahama Blue. You will end up with two pieces that are mirror images of each other. Wipe the excess dye ink off and buff with a paper towel.
Then use it as a patterned paper in the card design of your choice!
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