I’m so excited to share these easy simple batik designs for beginners with you! If you’re like me, you love the look of batik but feel intimated by the process.
Never fear, these easy designs are perfect for anyone just starting out. With a little practice, you’ll be a pro in no time!
The first design is a basic geometric shape.
Start by drawing a simple shape on your fabric with a pencil. I like to start with a square or rectangle, but feel free to get creative!
Once you have your shape drawn, it’s time to start painting. You’ll want to use a fabric paint that is specifically designed for batik. These paints can be found at most craft stores.
When painting your fabric, it’s important to remember that the wax resist will only work if the paint is applied directly to the fabric. This means that you’ll need to apply a liberal amount of paint to your brush before touching the fabric.
Once you’ve covered the entire area of your shape with paint, set the fabric aside to dry.
Once the paint is dry, it’s time to apply the wax resist.
You can use either a candle or an electric wax pen for this step. If you’re using a candle, simply hold the flame close to the area you painted and allow the wax to drip onto the fabric.
If you’re using an electric wax pen, carefully follow the instructions that came with your pen. Once you’ve applied the wax resist, set the fabric aside again to let it dry.
The final step is immersing your fabric in dye.
You’ll want to use a dye that is specifically designed for batik fabrics. These can be found at most craft stores as well. Follow the instructions on your dye bottle and submerge your entire piece of fabric in the dye bath. Once it’s been completely saturated, remove it from the dye and rinse it under cold water until the water runs clear. Set it aside to dry one last time and voila! You’re finished!
I hope you enjoyed these easy simple batik designs for beginners! With a little bit of practice, anyone can master this beautiful technique. So grab some fabric and some paint and give it a try! I know you’ll love the results.