I have been asked to show various ways of embossing at a upcoming workshop so as Idon’t particularly like embossing, ( I always manage to make a huge mess) I thought I had better practice.

So after reading Beate Johns tutorial on splitcoast about Burned Batik backgrounds I thought I would give that a go as well. So I went out of my comfort zone and used purples and blues to make the background and then embossed the flower using versamark and lavender lace ink.  I think I needed to  leave the background to dry a bit longer before attaching it as it warped a bit.

hopefully I won’t make as much of a mess when I demo it!

batik background