Batiking fabric usually includes using hot wax to make a resist design on fabric, dying fabric, then removing wax. But not this time! No hot wax included!
Supplies: white fabric, acrylic paint, washable blue gel glue, embroidery hoop (optional)
Cost: Less than $3
- You GOTTA cover your table with a waterproof layer! We always use kitchen sized garbage bags laid flat.
- Cover your clothes with a paint shirt!
- Use a table or surface that will be available all afternoon. There are several drying sessions with this project and you don't want to have to clear your project off in order to eat lunch. If the only surface you have to work on is the kitchen table, plan a picnic lunch or dinner in the back yard! Be spontaneous!
- I watered down my paint a lot because I wanted it to be watercolor-y. If you want more vivid colors, just back down on the water.
- When you are ready for the soak stage, soak it in hot water for at least 30 minutes. I soaked ours for about 10 minutes, and the glue wasn't quite ready to be scrubbed out.
- We used embroidery hoops to display our fabric, but you could also sew the fabric into a quilt or pillow. If you use a hoop place your fabric over the inner hoop, slide the outer hoop over it, tighten the screw, then cut the extra fabric off the back.
We used a sea theme for ours, but you can come up with your own cool designs. Can't wait to see them! Post your pictures to our flickr group! Happy batiking!
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