A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Batik again

Who would have thought that an egg carton would make a good tool for applying wax resist?

This is what the design looks like after dipping it into the wax and stamping on fabric. The fabric was dyed with grape dye powder.

Here is the "weird kitchen tool" I used, it's kind of like a half-moon flipper.

After dyeing this piece in rust orange, then removing the wax, I dyed it again in a warm yellow/fuchsia mixture. Which turned out to be a little too much like the original orange I used--but this piece definitely has some possibilities.


  1. Very nice and I love the egg carton. I use those plastic ones for paint when I batik with paint.

  2. Love the egg carton! This just proves that you don't need to spend a lot of money for great surface design tools.


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