- Deconstructed screen printing
- Make a Stamp from a Photo
- Simple Batik Tutorial
- Unique Batik Tutorial
- Best EVER book covers
- Tray Dyeing Tutorial
- Dyeing embroidery thread
- Framing - 3 ways
- The Art Greenhouse
- Paste Paper
- Rice Bags
- All About Thermofax Screens
- What is a thermofax screen and how do I use it?
- Making your own sketchbooks two ways
- Travel Sketchbook with Removable Signatures
- Making screens for silk screening - 2 ways
- Avery Note Tab Stencil
- Make your own permanent Gelli plate
- How to snow dye
- Handling soy wax and thickened dye
- Necessities or Not
27 May 2010
Today Rosalita and I got together to batik. We tried PFD fabric that had been soda soaked and dried on the line. The tjanting tools (all sizes) didn't transfer enough hot wax to penetrate the cotton fabric. We now think tjanting tools are for silk or other thin fabrics. I ended up using a paint brush to paint the hot wax onto the cotton. I used a strip of yellow cotton I had painted with ProFab fabric paints. I blotched wax onto the yellow, my least favorite color, and used thickened dye in black to over dye it. I also painted this hand onto a piece of fabric I had parfait dyed while at the ProChemical dyeing class taught by Vicki Jensen (see my favorite blogs).
It came out great. We found that running the fabric under cold water and scrumbling it between your hands helped get some of the wax off prior to ironing between paper towels. We had fun.