View Full Version : Faux Batik Swap - Due April 1st

02-21-2008, 09:38 AM
Due Date: 4/1/2008
Sign Up/Withdraw : 3/1/2008
# Cards: 3 for 3
# Participants: 13

Lets have fun with faux batik! You can use clear embossing powder, or crayons, or even bleach pens. There are a ton of fun ways to create faux batik. Explore and have fun. Make a bunch and send your best three

Swap Rules:
Cards must be the best you can make. They can be fabric, paper, rice paper, etc, but they must fit in a clear atc sleeve. Please put your username on the back of all cards. Please not heavy or bulky embellishments.
US players please send a SASE with 58 cents postage on it. International players, I will cover postage. An extra ATC is appreciated but by no means necessary.
I will send you a PM with my address when you sign up.
Please post here when you have mailed your cards so I can keep an eye out for them. I will leave feedback when cards are received. Cards must be in my hands by the due date.
I think that is all. Happy Batiking!!

1.Bluellen- received
2.Goatgoddess - received
3.Elena- received
4.Dooda- received
5.stormarela- received
10.Maxie23- received
12.Vicki Z- received
13. Marla412- received

02-21-2008, 12:09 PM
checking in!! hey all!

02-21-2008, 04:55 PM
here I am, back on the list

02-21-2008, 11:00 PM
I'm here too. Looking forward to our swap.

Vicki Z
02-22-2008, 08:47 AM
I'm here. My cards went out a few days ago, you should already have them, or will soon.

02-22-2008, 01:44 PM
Vicki Z I got your cards today. Thanks for hanging in there!

Vicki Z
02-22-2008, 03:22 PM
I made a TON of those things. First off, they were frustrating. Nothing turned out like the images in my head. Then, everything clicked, and GOSH, they are so darned NICE. I'm going to use all the ones I didn't send in for backgrounds (assuming I can bear to cover them up);)
Thanks for the challenge. I never would have tried this otherwise.

02-23-2008, 10:17 PM
heya sierra, was there a link you posted before? Can you post it again please? thx. :)

02-25-2008, 09:14 AM
Bluellen, unfortunatly the link was from the atcards web page and is now gone.

02-25-2008, 01:31 PM
ooohh. pooooop! ok. I'll have to just surf the web....the hardships I edure! lol

02-25-2008, 01:42 PM
I tried that flour paste resist - didn't work out quite like I wanted <G>
off to surf the net myself :)

02-25-2008, 01:51 PM
I did the cards following the embossing tutorial. It said to draw over the image with an embossing pen and then cover with white embossing powder. It doesn't matter if the pencil marks are dark since it will be all covered. But, I realized I had to draw real thin so that it was all covered. I just found out I don't have the option to attached an image from my gallery???

02-25-2008, 03:06 PM
love those - leaning toward this tech. now

02-26-2008, 09:34 PM
Here's what I ended up with...and I must say I am quite pleased. I think I will do several more!

Ok, I give up. I cannot figure out how to get my images in here from my gallery!!!!

02-27-2008, 09:12 AM
Bluellen, I think your cards are fantastic! I can't wait to see them in person.

02-27-2008, 09:45 AM
Wow, they are great!

03-02-2008, 04:42 PM
my cards are done, will go in the mail tomorrow. here's a sneak peek: (I used stamps and clear embossing powder on a white atc blank, then colored over it with inks, then overstamped again to add more interest and color)


03-02-2008, 07:04 PM
Those are absolutely fantastic!

03-02-2008, 07:59 PM
great cards! I want to try it. When you colored them, did you then had to wipe the color from the stamped image??

03-02-2008, 08:10 PM
thank you both!!

yeah, I put the ink on heavy, waited a few moments, then wiped. I blended different colors that way, too. good luck! can't wait to see how your cards come out!

03-11-2008, 12:38 AM
My faux batik cards are going in the mail tomorrow. I used mulberry paper and white embossing powder, and coloured them by dabbing on very watered down dye ink. They turned out not to bad, and I think I will do this again.

03-11-2008, 01:29 PM
sending mine off today :)
thanks for hosting.

03-13-2008, 12:14 AM
My cards went in the mail today.


03-15-2008, 11:05 PM
Mailed mine today, with an extra for you sierra! :)

03-17-2008, 09:10 PM
Just checking in to see if my cards ever got there? Thanks!

03-18-2008, 10:50 AM
I am sorry that I have not updated the thread as to who I have received cards from. I will do that tonight. I have been very sick and not able to get online. I have a bunch of cards in my pile of mail and I will go through them tonight and give feedback and update the thread.

03-20-2008, 01:46 AM
My cards were mailed today. :)

03-31-2008, 08:04 AM
I have received all of the cards and I will be mailing out returns this week! Thank you all so much for participating!

03-31-2008, 10:31 AM
YAy! AN early swap! I can't wait for my returns!

04-04-2008, 07:22 PM
Returns are in the mail!

04-07-2008, 01:26 PM
sierralush - thanks for the updates! can't wait to see the returns :)

04-07-2008, 10:06 PM
I received great cards today from Goatgoddess, Bubblecup, and Kbutts. Thanks to all and to Sierra for hosting.

Vicki Z
04-08-2008, 07:16 AM
I received my returns, but some are my own cards back. OOOOPS!
Thanks to stormlea for the one trade I did receive - Great colors!

04-08-2008, 09:24 AM
Got wonderful cards back yesterday! off to leave rep points for dooda, Bluellen, and kbutts - love them!

04-08-2008, 03:53 PM
got some really nice cards from Elena, jetleg and Dooda, and thanks to sierralush for hosting - congrats on your first swap!!

04-10-2008, 02:21 AM
I received lovely cards today from Goatgoddess, Dooda, and BlueEllen, Thank you!!! Also a big thank you to SierraLush for such a great swap!

04-10-2008, 04:08 PM
I got beautiful cards in the mail! Thank you to egrobeck, bubblecup, and kbutts for such lovely cards! And special thanks to the hostess sierralush..great swap idea, hun!

04-14-2008, 10:22 PM
Sierralush...thank you for hosting...I am watching the mail for my cards. Thanks again!

04-16-2008, 08:10 AM
Please let me know when your cards have arrived. The should have been there by now. I posted them all on the same day :no: