Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Faux-Batik

Here is a project that can be done with kids in the style of African Batik. It is so easy to do!.

Step1. Draw a picture with pencil on any cotton fabric
Step2. Go over the lines they drew with Elmer Blue Gel Blue, let dry.
Step3. Paint over the design with Watered down acrylic paint, let dry.
Step4. Soak fabric in warm water for 15 minutes and then scrub the glue out!
Voila you have a design that mimics authentic batik and is durable. They key to making it beautiful is to use dark saturated colors and to have at least one neutral color ( I used the blue gray for this)

Check out my website- www.anneviggiano.com. and contact me-  I can give you other auction project ideas. I have made over 10 successful projects that sold for between $500 and $3500 dollars for our little public school- 

1 comment:

Carol said...

Fun and beautiful.