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


Merry said...

Wow Gail....this is so beautiful and sounds like something I must try. Thanks for all the details. I have always admired silk printing/painting. I like the idea if the wax outline.

Deb Neerman said...

OMG, this is fantastical! WoW! I love it Gail ... this is a real work-of-art!

And thank you so much for the kind words ... you're da bestest!!

~Sending hugs, Deb

Ros said...

How very clever ... the colours are amazing ... perfect for the challenge ... many thanks for sharing your talents here at CCCB

Madeleen said...

This is beautiful Gail. I'm more of a cardmaker but you've inspired me to try silk painting!

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Gail this is awesome, very very clever. I love seeing mixed media and other arts that I don't normally involve myself in. So many clever people!

Thank you for stopping past my blog this morning and for leaving the beautiful comment you did. It has been a tumultuous week and at times sad. And yes, furbabys are special critters.

:) Marcia

Unknown said...

WOW!! So many beautiful colors you used here.. This looks fabulous. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Wowzers is this ever cool! LOOOOOVE it! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!

N@ Ali said...

this is absolutely stunning! and all the work, very impressive thank you for your nice comment on my blog today :)