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.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Final Batik for the month
This tool was an old mouse pad, cut into 3 circles, then glued with E6000 glue to some hard foam from a computer shipping box.
Circles were made with a variety of items:
Then, the piece was rewaxed using this gridded sink mat and re-dyed:
These were metal things I found at a hardware store a while ago. I tried to glue them to the foam, using E-6000 glue, but they only held for about 3 dips into the wax before it all fell apart. I've tried to glue these same things to a piece of wood, too, but they fell off that, too.