RE: [art_education] Batik
- Greg, what is frisket?? robin-----Original Message-----
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Greg Hogan
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2008 8:18 AM
Subject: [art_education] BatikHave you thought of doing something along the lines of Batik. You can do a really neat idea with watercolor paper and frisket. Just outline the subject with frisket and use watercolor to paint the shapes. Then just remove the frisket and you will have a batik looking art project.Hope this helps.Greg Hogan
I've used white crayon-- rubbed on both sides of the material.
Really grind it into the fabric. I have also used melted wax. You can
iron both out the same way.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "maryjo rosania"
> I have only done batik with bees wax melted in a double boiler - it
> well...and then after dying and letting it dry, you cover the piecewith
> newsprint, and put it on newsprint and with a LOW iron, melt thewax away.So
> You just have to be very careful to keep the wax on LOW so that it
> start to burn.wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 8:40 AM, kamla ravikumar <kamla_rk@...>
> > Hi,
> > Thanks for the idea.Is there an alternative to the frisket?
> > Kamla,
> > Chennai,India
> MaryJo Rosania
- I did batik last year using washable glue (the cheap stuff the
classroom teachers passed along to me) and watered down acrylic paint.
The students drew the designs with the glue one day and then painted
it the next art time. I let them completely dry and and then washed
them in a sink of warm water -rubbing the glue off with my fingers.
They came out really good. I did throw one class's in the washing
machine to save time - they came out okay - but the color really
faded. I hand washed them from that point on. I don't know if adding a
fabric medium would help with that. I also ironed the fabric when
they were dry.
The students were able to control the drawing of the glue with the
glue bottles. I used unbleached muslin from Blick for most of them -
though I also tried some on an old white sheet.
--- In email@example.com, "playgrouppaintings" <lee@...>
> Hi, I've heard that this can be done using unbleached muslin and white
> glue. You'd mix in some textile medium into the acrylic paint to keep
> it from washing off. Once they were all dry GENTLY put them in warm
> water and the glue should come off. We're trying this next week so I'll
> let you know if it works!! I would think any cheap, not treated fabric
> (t shirt material or any cotton material) would work fine if muslin is
> either too expensive or unavailable.