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Old 10-13-2005, 03:43 PM
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Based on an action I wrote + some depth via "Boss Emboss" plugin.
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Old 10-13-2005, 04:43 PM
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Wow! Danny, great effect, looks like soft chalk. I like the Boss Emboss filter as well.
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:37 PM
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thanks catherine. i think i have some of the other flaming pear plugs.

and the word 'batik' rings a bell, but i cant quite place it. what is it?

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Old 10-14-2005, 07:55 AM
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Steve, I love yours. I love the way the colors pop, the poster feel of it, the intensity, and, and everything. Please send details. I can see this done on a variety of otherwise mediocre pictures I have in my extensive file.

Kraelin, batik is a specialized dye process on fabric, which uses wax as a resist method. It is not tie-dye like you are probably thinking of, however. One usually sees batik on intricately patterned fabrics.

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Old 10-14-2005, 09:29 AM
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Hi Janet.

First, thanks much for the kind words.

Now, as to how I did it....hmmmmmm. It was a combination of Buzz Pro, Impressionist brush strokes, layered blend modes, with a few other things thrown in here & there.

I was in a trial and error mood and I just kept going till I had done about everything to it that I thought I could and then I stopped. 8-)

I ran Buzz Pro watercolor stack, then played with blend layers, and added some brush strokes from Impressionist. Can't remember specifics, but the things you mentioned liking in the image can be done with Buzz Pro and blends if you have this plugin.

If someone offered me big bucks to duplicate what I did, I am afraid I couldn't take them up on the offer.

Thanks again,

Steve


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Steve, I love yours. I love the way the colors pop, the poster feel of it, the intensity, and, and everything. Please send details. I can see this done on a variety of otherwise mediocre pictures I have in my extensive file. Janet
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:00 PM
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Craig, here are a couple of pieces that I consider "batik" style. I've played a little with actual batiking; it's messy and creative and fun. I used a tjanting tool, like a small dipper with a spout on the bottom, and I dipped up melted paraffin, drew designs on fabric, and when it was cool, I added the dyes. Digital batik results are similar but with none of the mess

http://www.pbase.com/catbounds/image/40576641
http://www.pbase.com/catbounds/image/41641269
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Old 10-15-2005, 09:39 AM
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catherine,

thank you! and thank you for including the explanation of what a tjanting tool is. i'm a bit of a nut about words and their definitions.

like i said, the name batik sort of rang a bell and now that you've explained it further, some old, deep memory is stirring about having seen this process before, or read about it... or something

does the parafin get melted back out after the dyes set?

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Old 10-15-2005, 04:46 PM
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Kraellin, in answer to your question: Yes. The was is removed each time a new color is added so that a new part can be covered/uncovered for dyeing. I plucked a quick example of a batik dyed piece off the internet. I hope this helps.

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Old 10-15-2005, 06:29 PM
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does the parafin get melted back out after the dyes set?
Yes, Craig, after the dyes have dried, the paraffin has to be removed. As you can imagine, it's stiff and gloppy (technical term there). Of course large operations have their own ways of removing it, but I lay it between layers of paper towels or flattened brown paper bags and iron it again and again, till the paraffin has melted into the blotter papers. There are other "resists" besides paraffin, and some of those can be tossed into the washer to remove them.

And like you, " i'm a bit of a nut about words and their definitions" myself.

Janet, I think you forgot to include your link, dear girl.
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Old 10-15-2005, 10:31 PM
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I included the link; but it didn't make it. I've had that happen a couple of times lately; and not just on this site. Looks like it is time to bring in the computer guru (i.e. my husband, the whiz) to find out why these sites aren't taking my links.

Sorry about that folks.

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