You can draw with light colored crayons or old candles directly onto the
cloth as a kind of resist that you don't have to wash or scrub out. You
can also use flour and water mixed into a paste as a resist. Paint it
onto your fabric and allow it to dry before painting on your final
Watered down acrylic paint will not wash out if it's allowed to dry on
the fabric first.
Jan in Tampa
From: Feldman, Amy [mailto:AmyF@susd12.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 4:42 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] Videos & Podcasts - Los Angeles County
Museum of Art
I am interested in making Nigerian Adire cloth with 2nd graders. Other
than cooking up a resist paste is there anything else I can use? Do you
think watered down blue acrylic paint will stay in when whatever is used
for the resist is washed out?