What is drying powder? Morphed Into: Batik & Pressing Out the Details Techniques
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Posted: 11/21/2012 5:28:01 PM
I just read an article by Catherine Allan in "Scrap & Stamp Arts," Nov. 2004. She has some gorgeous sample cards that begin with the part we normally throw away when making Batik Resist--the piece that absorbs the embossing powder that we iron off the main piece. One of the supplies she lists is "Drying Powder, such as Clear Impressions from PSX."

Does anyone know what that is/was or know of a substitute?

Thanks,
Daria

ETA: OK. I didn't have any success googling "drying powder" + PSX before writing this post; but I just tried searching for "drying powder" in Google's image search. I found a Pre-Embossing Powder by Stampee Crafts. You pour it onto the cardstock to remove static and moisture before stamping something you are planning to emboss. It sounds to me like we can just use our anti-static bags. Maybe that's the kind of powder that's in those bags.

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Posted: 11/21/2012 6:51:22 PM
I have not heard of drying powder--I'll be interested to see if others have.


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Posted: 11/21/2012 10:09:00 PM
Haven't heard of it either. I think I will stick to the anti-static bags.

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Posted: 11/22/2012 9:16:59 AM
I had never heard of drying powder, maybe PSX had an old product like that. Sounds like the anti-static bags will work just as well.


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Posted: 11/22/2012 9:49:10 AM
cornstartch & talcum also work fine to prep stock for EP.


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Posted: 11/22/2012 11:29:05 AM
Daniel, I knew you'd have an answer. LOL.

I do think I'll just stick to my anti-static bag. I think it does the same thing. If it doesn't work, I'll try out the cornstarch. (I don't have talcum powder.)

Thanks, everybody; and Happy Thanksgiving!

Daria

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Posted: 11/22/2012 2:01:50 PM
I've seen the anti-static bags but I've just been using an old dryer sheet...not sure it is doing anything or not. How do you apply the cornstarch or talcum ?

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Posted: 11/23/2012 10:04:12 AM
Reading back over your OP, Daria. It doesn't sound like the artist is using 'drying powder' as a stactic remover since you mention 'absorbing'.

Is there any way you can share the how-to for her technique (without breaking copyrights, of course)?

As you say, Batik requires doing a design in resist (usually wax) & removing the resist after dying.

Is the artist doing a version that uses EP? Sounds intriguing.


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Posted: 11/23/2012 11:10:00 AM
I lost my anti static bag so instead of buying another I thought I would google how to make one.

I read that it works best to use a baby sock. So I miked up equal parts of corn starch and baby powder. Put that in the sock and used a small rubber band to help tie it together. I then tied a ribbon around it.Since I have a little one, I already had everything on hand and it took me just a couple of minutes to make. I've been using it for about 5 months now and it works great!


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Posted: 11/23/2012 12:36:37 PM
Joanne, the directions for Dry It UP by Stampee Crafts says to just sprinkle it on the cardstock before stamping, make sure it hits the entire surface, and then pour it back in the jar. I imagine that it would be the same with the talcum powder or cornstarch.

LeighAnn, thank you for your recipe.

Daniel, Cathie Allan stamped with clear embossing ink and used embossing powder, not wax, for her batik resist. After stamping and embossing the image, she used the ColorBox stylus to apply different shades of Vivid dye inks over the entire surface of the cardstock, and then put a piece of matte cardstock over it before ironing off the EP. We've all done that many times. I usually use unprinted newsprint paper to iron off the EP or wax. She used the matte cardstock so she could then use that piece for another card. Before stamping and embossing on that piece, she said to use a drying powder on it. Then she repeated the stamping, embossing, inking, and ironing steps. Then you're done or you could do additional stamping or coloring. She said that she used blending stubs and Lyra's Pastels to add more color.

Catherine Allan's article was called "Pressing Out the Details" and appeared in the November 2004 edition of Scrap & Stamp. Her sample cards were gorgeous with so many dimensions from the layers of stamping.

If I can find something online about this, I'll link it here.

Daria

ETA: I made a correction above. I originally said that Cathie Allan used pigment ink to color because that's what she usually uses, but she used Vivid Ink Pads, and it turns out that they are a dye ink. Sorry!

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Posted: 11/23/2012 12:49:45 PM
I haven't found examples yet, but here's another thread here on Two Peas about this technique. There's some trouble-shooting here with good tips.

Thread posted by SweetPickles

Yeah, I'm on this old thread, but I forgot all about it. LOL.

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Posted: 11/23/2012 2:12:43 PM
TY, Dar!!! I've never 'ironed off' EP! LOL! Sounds interesting!


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Posted: 11/23/2012 6:56:59 PM

and then put a piece of matte cardstock over it before ironing off the EP. We've all done that many times.


Oh, Daria , thanks for the vote of confidence in 'our' experience level but I have to confess, I've never 'done that'. Does sound like a fun technique for a background but not one that I've tried before....so much to learn, so little time....

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Posted: 11/23/2012 8:12:59 PM
I have never thought to iron off EP!!!! I had parts off this past week on accent, b/c I turned the paper over to heat the back too and then saw white EP left on my craft mat----"where did that come from" I thought!!! Then I figured out, it'll come off too if I'm not careful!!

I am going to try ironing and heating off EP!! Hopefully this week!!



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Posted: 11/23/2012 10:46:01 PM
After reading some of the comments, I decided to try to find a good tutorial with visual images for you to see. Not so easy! It seems that the original technique was developed by Mitra of Impression Obsession; she used mulberry paper: Mulberry Batik Technique

I found this video tutorial by Diana Gibbs. She adds a step when she sprays water on her inks to make them blend a bit, but otherwise, this is the way I learned to do it:
Batik Resist--Diana Gibbs

Then I found this really cool video that shows lots of different ways to change the look. It shows a number of different ways to add color. It also shows the difference in the look you get depending upon whether you iron off the embossing powder. This isn't a tutorial, but it's full of ideas and beautiful images.
UKmaryanne's Examples

There are so many resist techniques. The Batik Resist simply goes one step further than the Embossed Resist--you iron off the EP. That's the only difference. Cathie Allan's technique, the subject of the original post, uses cardstock when she irons off the EP and uses that card which has absorbed the EP to create a new piece.

HTH.
Daria

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