My Favorite Technique

Batiks

 While I work in many different mediums and styles, I love how soothing and relaxing it is to apply hot wax to silk. 


It’s a process that does require thought, since you are coating areas of the silk that you want to remain white when the batik is complete.  But there is such a great feeling when you finish your design and you see those beautiful colors on that soft white silk.

This piece, Camryn’s Heart, was created for an International Display at The Craft and Hobby Association Winter Conference and Show.  


While the main design was create on silk, the hearts floating on the piece are paper. 











These batik paper samples show that simple designs can be really beautiful.  Imagine creating your own personalized greeting cards or scrapbook papers.  Batiks will kick your crafting up in a new level.




 One-Step-Dyes™ by Tulip® (www.ILovetoCreate.com) make creating the batik super easy.  And as you can see, the colors are so rich.

If you are worried about trying batiks on silk, this same technique works on paper.  The hearts in this photo are paper batiks.  You can make some really interesting and awesome background paper for all your paper arts projects.


Would you like to try batiks? Check out my Batik tutorial to learn how to create batiks on silk or paper.  Click on the link below to find out more. 






Silk Scarf Batik
Carol Heppner Issue 5:
Looking to learn a new craft? Batiks are a lot of fun and a great way to relax. This silk-batik tutorial is a step-by-step guide that shows you how to use wax and simple dyes to create a beautiful silk scarf. It also gives an alternative to using wax to create the scarf.If you want to create something smaller, you can always purchase handkerchief-size pieces of silk and use the same technique to create small pillows. The pillows would…


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To enter to win hop around the Craft Connections Blog Hop (link is on the right column) then comment on Julie’s blog about which technique you liked the best, which one you will try and which one was the most unique.   The winner will be announced on August 15th.




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