Creating Batik Prints with Altenew Inks and Stamps

by Norine

Hello Altenew friends, Norine back again with a couple of cards made using a fun technique I call Batik stamping.

Traditionally, batiks are fabrics that are dyed multiple times with layers of wax prints in between the colors. Similar to tie-dying, each subsequent dying deepens the background color and protects the previous layers of wax covered impressions. For these cards, I began with white cardstock and ink blended a very pale shade of ink all over the A2 sized card panel.

For the brown card, I used all 4 shades of the Delectable Delights Crisp Dye Inks, ink blending the white cardstock with Vanilla Cream. Then I stamped and clear heat embossed one of each of the leaf stamps from the Peony Bouquet, Beautiful Heart, Vintage Roses, Vintage Flowers, and Beautiful Day stamp sets. Then I ink blended all over again with the Hazelnut Ink and repeated stamping and clear heat embossing each of the same stamp images. I then ink blended a third time, this time with Almond Butter, and repeated stamping and clear heat embossing, overlapping images from previous stamped layers. Finally, I ink blended all over the card panel for the last time with Milk Chocolate.

To finish this card, I stamped all three layers of two of the leaf stamps from the Vintage Flowers Stamp Set with the same Delectable Delights Oval Set and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I used the puny leaf sentiments from the Parrot Paradise Stamp set for both cards and heat embossed with white embossing powder on dark coordinating cardstock.

For the green card, I used a variety of stamps from the Parrot Paradise and Wild Ferns stamp sets. I built up the color in the same way as I’ve described above starting with Volcano Lake Ink and deepening the colors in the order of Parrot, Emerald, and Starlight. I actually added layers of Desert Night and Sapphire at the end to get a darker final color in order for the lighter layers to contrast better. To complete this card, I stamped the three layers of one of the leaves from the Wild Ferns stamp set, using the same colors of inks as on the card panel and die cutting with the coordinating dies. I die cut the Mega Thanks word three times and stacked it up for added dimension and tucked it under the stamped and white heat-embossed sentiment.

Here are a couple of tips to make this technique more successful. Between each stamping/ink blending routine I applied my heat tool to ensure that all the ink was dry, and used a powder bag as well, so that the clear embossing powder would only stick to the next layer of stamped images.

After ink blending another layer of color over the embossed leaf images, I rubbed the cardstock with a clean dry cloth to clean the ink off the melted embossing powder. So the color of leaves you see in each case are the color of the ink trapped below the embossing powder. Just like actual batik fabric!

I hope you’ve been inspired to give this technique a try! The beauty of the Altenew system of bundling 4 coordinating ink colors is that you can build colors for projects like this without worrying about matching shades. Altenew has done all that for you! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

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Peony Bouquet Stamp Set
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Beautiful Heart Stamp Set
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Vintage Flowers Stamp Set
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Vintage Roses Stamp Set – Altenew
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Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder
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Delectable Delights Oval Set
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Beautiful Day Stamp Set
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Vintage Flowers Die Set
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Parrot Paradise Stamp Set
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Wild Ferns Stamp Set
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Volcano Lake Crisp Dye Ink
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Parrot Crisp Dye Ink
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Emerald Crisp Dye Ink
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Starlight Crisp Dye Ink
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Desert Night Crisp Dye Ink
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Sapphire Crisp Dye Ink
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Wild Ferns Die Set
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Mega Thanks Die
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Dana M December 30, 2018 - 09:27

Wow, absolutely stunning!

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Henriëtte December 30, 2018 - 10:38

This is so great Norine, what an awesome cards. I like especially the green tinted card with the gorgeous Parrot Paradise and Wild Ferns stamp sets. Thank you so much for sharing and I wish you all the best for 2019.

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Sarah December 30, 2018 - 10:51

Beautiful cards – but need a video!!

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Elizabeth Bomber December 30, 2018 - 11:02

These are truly beautiful cards! I too would like a video as I’m more of a visual learner.

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Deborah Kerns December 30, 2018 - 11:08

Video please!!

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Andre M. December 30, 2018 - 11:21

Beautiful effect on these fab cards. I wish there was a video of this technique. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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Harmony December 30, 2018 - 11:33

Thank you for your take on these stamp sets, which is the most beautiful I’ve seen! Time to buy these!

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Andrea Hastilow December 30, 2018 - 12:35

Thought batik was pretty on fabric but it’s so pretty on cardstock too. How did you think of trying this ? Thank you for sharing the idea & gorgeous results.

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KarenF. December 30, 2018 - 13:13

I’m so happy to see this new-to-me technique using the lovely Altenew stamps. I agree with other posts that a video on this technique would be a fabulous learning tool. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

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Beverly Pevarnick December 30, 2018 - 13:30

This fabulous! I am a quilter, as well as a card maker, and love batiks. I can’t wait to try this technique.

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Judy December 30, 2018 - 13:48

Stunning card!!!!! Brown intimidates me, your use of the brown inks was inspiring. Please, please do a video. Thank you so much for starting the new year off with a fun technique.

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LAURA CASSELMAN December 30, 2018 - 14:15

I just tried this, not as pretty as yours but fun and pretty! Thanks for sharing
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Marie Siler December 30, 2018 - 15:23

Pretty head turning technique. I’d also love a video. Can anyone tell me one die was used to create the solid part of the brown card. The die has wonky stitched but it also looks like it cuts a pretty shape.

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Greta H December 30, 2018 - 15:30

Just gorgeous–love your color choices! Some people call this technique Joseph’s Coat. I’ve done it recently & am about to finish one card I started awhile ago. You’ve inspired me to try some other color combos & maybe I “need” some Altenew ink sets!

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barbara lassiter December 30, 2018 - 15:53

Wow! These are gorgeous! I will give this a try, but think a video would help me get the technique right!

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Lisa Ainscough December 30, 2018 - 16:29

Such a great technique and the cards are stunning!
Cheers
Lisa

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Saloni December 30, 2018 - 16:56

I totally love your technique of overlapping the colors and the tone on tone look!! I would really appreciate if you have a video tutorial though. The cards are gorgeous!!

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Cindy C. December 30, 2018 - 20:46

These turned out so beautifully!!

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Christine December 30, 2018 - 20:53

Great technique! The finished cards are so beautiful.

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Annette Reed December 31, 2018 - 01:20

These are stunning! I agree with everyone else in that I wish there was a video. I’m not sure I am thinking it through properly. I definitely need some stamp sets with different types of leaves so that I can try this (and the inks).

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Pai December 31, 2018 - 15:07

stunning! video please!

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Maureen Reiss January 1, 2019 - 15:16

Wow!! These are Beautiful!! I’m trying this technique!!

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Bev Page January 18, 2019 - 07:54

Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous cards. Love foliage and especially those tropical leaves and ferns.

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Linda Parker January 19, 2019 - 02:11

Your cards are simply stunning. Please would you consider doing a video tutorial to demonstrate the technique ?

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