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Re: batik ideas

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Judith Grochowski (jfgro)
Tue, 16 Jun 1998 09:04:46 -0500 (CDT)

>1. Mix a flour paste and put it into a squeeze bottle:
>mix 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup water, and 2 teaspoons alum
>Using a blender works best, start with the water, then slowly sprinkle in the
>flour and alum.
>2. Squeeze the paste onto the cloth following the pre-sketched design. Let
>it dry over night.
>3. Paint the open areas of the cloth with watercolor paints, the colors
>lighten as they dry so use a lot of bright paint. Let it dry over night.
>4. Work hard with your fingers to crack and rub the dried paste off the
>cloth. The strip of cloth beneath the past will resist the color.
>I haven't done this myself, but my friend's students did some really nice
>work. She did have problems with the fading colors -- it probably depends on
>the type of paint used -- you might be able to use a different type of paint
>or dye? I would try it at home and see. Good luck.
>:) Laura Allan
>I have done this with thinned Chromacryll-works great...I have a sample
which is still unfaded after about 5 years!
Judy Grochowski
Greenfield High