Thursday, February 9, 2012
Something smells a bit fishy
I did enjoy doing this despite a couple of runs ,even added my name .
Card making is not my first love when it comes to crafting and only came about due to a friend who made lots of cards and had an enormous amount of craft supplies.
I enjoyed doing this batik in the traditional way with hot wax and cold water dyes.The melted wax is poured into the tool on the right and with a smooth motion is pour along a pattern line .Cold water dyes are then used to paint the various sections. Once it's dry a good wash in hot water to get rid of the wax .I did make one mistake ,the green pot with the pink rim has run ever so slightly ,I obviously didn't have enough wax in that area.The whole thing measures 41cm x 24cm .
To make things easy you can buy a wax pen to do the outlines and also Pebeo Gutta.The fabric must be silk or 100% thin cotton.
City Crafter -week 95 - Colours of the Rainbow .pic at top
TCP Tuesday - Rainbow Inspiration - pic at top