Hi, everyone! Today I’m going to show you how to make a batik design on paper. First, you’ll need some supplies. For this project, you’ll need wax resist, fabric dye, a paintbrush, a piece of white fabric, and a piece of cardboard.
- To start, you’ll need to choose your design. You can either freehand a design or use a stencil. Once you’ve decided on your design, trace it onto the fabric with the wax resist. Be sure to use a light-color wax so that it will be easy to see.
- Next, use the fabric dye to fill in your design. You can either dip your brush into the dye or pour the dye directly onto the fabric. Once your design is complete, set the fabric aside to dry.
- Once the fabric is dry, cover the back of your design with cardboard. This will help prevent the wax from seeping through to the other side. Now it’s time to iron your design. Set your iron to medium heat and iron over your design for about 2 minutes. This will melt the wax and set your design.
That’s it! Your batik design is now complete. I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.
A Batik Design for Moms Who Love to DIY
Do you love to DIY? If so, then this batik design is perfect for you! Batik is a traditional Indonesian textile design that uses wax and dye to create beautiful patterns. Best of all, it’s easy to do at home with just a few supplies. So gather up your supplies and let’s get started!
Supplies You’ll Need:
- White fabric (cotton works best)
- Wax resist (can be bought online or at a craft store)
- Dye (indigo or another color of your choice)
- A bowl or bucket for the dyebath
- A sponge or brush to apply the dye
- A clothes iron
Step One: Draw Your Design!
The first step is to decide what design you want to create. This can be anything from a simple geometric shape to a more complex floral motif. Once you have your design in mind, use a pencil to lightly draw it onto your fabric.
Remember that the design will be reversed when it’s finished, so keep that in mind when you’re drawing. If you need some inspiration, there are plenty of batik designs online that you can use as a starting point.
Step Two: Apply the Wax Resist
Now it’s time to apply the wax resist. This will prevent the dye from penetrating the fabric in the areas where you apply the wax. To do this, simply brush or sponge the wax onto the fabric following your design.
Be sure to apply a thick layer of wax so that no dye bleeds through. You can also buy pre-made wax stamps if you don’t want to freehand your design.
Step Three: Time to Dye!
Once your wax resist is applied, it’s time to add some color. First, mix up your dye according to the instructions on the bottle. Then, using a sponge or brush, carefully apply the dye over the entire fabric, making sure to cover all of the areas that don’t have wax on them.
It’s okay if some dye gets on the parts of the fabric that do have wax on them – we’ll take care of that in the next step.
Step Four: Remove the Wax Resist
Now comes the fun part – removing the wax!
- First, heat up your iron and then slowly run it over the entire piece of fabric. As you do this, you’ll see the wax start to melt and transfer onto the paper underneath.
- Continue until all of the wax has been removed from the fabric. If any dye did bleed through in Step Three, simply touch up those areas with more wax and dye until they match the rest of your design.
And that’s it! You now have a beautiful batik design that you made yourself! Hang your finished piece up for all to see or give it as a gift to someone special.