Friday, 16 August 2013

Indian Summer By Fliss Goodwin


My project for this week came about as we’ve had a few rather chilly mornings lately, more like September than August and I immediately thought of an Indian Summer and my Crafty Individuals Indian themed stamps. This rather bright creation also revisits a technique I haven’t used in a while – faux batik and I hope this will encourage you to give it a go, as the results are rather striking.

Here’s What You Need 
Distress Inks – Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Pumice Stone
Ink Applicator 
Dry Iron
Foam Tape
Needle and Thread


Here’s How To: 

Cut a square of smooth white card around 10cm square and arrange this diamond shape wise on your craft surface. Using the VersaMark ink, stamp the elephant panel in the centre and heat emboss with the clear powder. Using the smaller stamps, add more images around the edges using the clear ink and powder until the whole panel is covered.

Using ink applicators, add colour with the Distress inks, starting with the lightest colour first. Don’t worry too much about the elephants, as I covered these up for added dimension. After adding the colour, cover the panel with newspaper and use a dry iron to remove the embossing powder. If you haven’t done this before, you’ll be amazed at how crisp the images look once the embossing powder is gone.
Stamp the elephant panel again on smooth white card, emboss and colour as before, then iron off the embossing powder and cut the panel out. Stamp a couple more of just the elephant part of the panel, emboss and colour with Pumice Stone, then iron off the embossing powder and cut the elephants out.
Add the elephants to both panels over the top of the others with foam tape to add dimension. Pierce holes at the top and bottom of the diamond shaped panel and just the top of the shaped elephant panel, then stitch on the fabric flowers. Add one to the top and use the second one to attach the 2 panels together. Add a wire hanger at the top and you’re done!

Hope you like this and have a great weekend.

Fliss x


  1. Brilliant! (literally :-)I love your faux batik, Fliss.

  2. beautiful colours Fliss. i love elephants

  3. You captured the feeling so perfectly with your use of colour.
    Sun is shining here today but we've had some very cool days.

  4. so lovely, great vibrant colous perfect for this image

  5. Gorgeous jewel-like colours, and those elephants are so sweet.
    Alison x


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