In these design studios Little Artists learned about fabric batik and jewelry making. Fabric Batik is a wax resist is usually done with hot wax. Originating in Asia and early Egypt.
For our fabric batik we first sketch out a rough draft of the design we wanted to create onto a piece of paper and then traced the design onto the fabric with Elmers gel glue (safer).
Once the glue was dry we painted the fabric with a mix of 1/2 acrylic and 1/2 water. Giving the fabric of a light tie-dye effect. Traditional batik colours include indigo, dark brown, and white.
We allowed our work to dry and then washed the glue with a little soap revealing the original drawings in white . Colors can vary during the washing process depending on how long you allowed the paint to penetrate the fabric.
On another Design Friday we became jewelry designers!
Painted and decopauged bangles
Personalized earrings and ring.
Braided and Beaded bracelets and necklaces.
Happy Mothers Day!
See you at the Next Studio!