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I have used the flourpaste batik with my 5th grade students. They made
Adinkra Cloths. The mixture is flour, water and alum( you can get it
at the grocery store). The students used muslin. They created a sheet
of paper with repeating designs. Then, they laid the muslin over the
sheet and traced the large designs. You need to make sure the mixture
is thick or the dyes, inks, or watercolors will bleed through. Then the
students added the colors. When finished, they students simply peeled
the mixture from the surface to leave the line design. It is very
>I am wondering if anyone is familiar with flourpaste batik? I did it at a
>school I was visiting many many years ago but don=B4t remember it very well=
>I seem to recall a paste made from flour and water and? was used as the
>melted wax in real batik and used on muslin (cotton ) and then painted or
>dyed. I would really appreciate some info on this and also on paper batik.
>Thank you so much in advance. Regards Rosa
Lauren H. Killam