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Re: Batik--how to???


From: MC mariepinceau (mariepinceau_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Aug 11 2002 - 18:06:58 PDT

Hi! I teach in an elementary school in Canada.I would appreciate to see the picture you are taliking about....

Thank you


>From: "Laura Carey"
>Reply-To: "ArtsEdNet Talk"
>To: "ArtsEdNet Talk"
>Subject: Re: Batik--how to???
>Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 10:55:16 -0700
>Alum Batik method:
> 1/2 cup white flour
> 1/2 cup water
> 2 teaspoons Alum
>Start with water and gradually mix in flour and alum. You can do this in
>blender, but I simply mixed it by hand. Should resemble Elmer's glue when
>smooth. Ready to use.
>You can put it in squirt bottle or paint it on. We painted it on as it was
>a big design we were working on.
>We had painted a rainbow circle on first(With watered down acrylic) and
>then, when dry painted on degsign. Let it dry for 24 hours. Scrunched it
>up a bit to make the cracks. And then used acrylic again in darker shade
>and painted over everything. When it was dry the alum mixture crumbles
>off, but then I rinsed it in cold water to get it all out. Hung it to dry
>and then ironed it.
> Turned out really neat. Think I am going to do it this year with my
>fourth grade, on a much smaller scale. My daughter's project was 15x25 or
> I'll try to attach a picture to anyone who wants one, just email me!

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