The next stop is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the series Searching for Treasures in Asia. I couldn’t wait to learn the art techniques of creating Batik!
The best place to learn the art of Batik is the Craft Complex! Just to warn you I’ve tried to paint as a child with the paint by numbers set, and I always painted outside of the lines. The paraffin wax used to outline the design allows the paint to stay perfectly within the design. That was all I needed to hear to build my confidence and to be proud of my design. The colorful fabric paint used dries quickly with the help of a blow drier.
I think this will be a great technique to adopt in creating unique handbags and tote bags. Ultimately I would love to create my own batiks.
Here’s my first attempt at this technique..
The adoable owl design will be incorporated in a custom diaper bag design.
I think I did a good job on my first attempt. I have scheduled another class to perfect my technique.
Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!