Friday Design Fabric Batik and Jewelry

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).

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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.

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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.

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On another Design Friday we became  jewelry designers!

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Painted and decopauged bangles

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Personalized earrings and ring.

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Braided and Beaded bracelets and necklaces.

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Happy Mothers Day!

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See you at the Next Studio!