Batik is an ancient method of dying fabric using a wax resist.
Using a vinyl stencil to facilitate your design is a quick and easy way to facilitate the process. The wax may be applied using several different techniques, but I found an electric batik pen to be the most effective when working with vinyl. You could also modify this process using a brush. 

What you'll need:
01.  Vinyl Cutter
02.  Fabric (natural fibers work best, I suggest cotton or linen, silk is also beautiful)
03.  Fabric Dye (I used Dye-Na-Flow by Jacquard)
04.  Batik Pen OR Wax Pot and Brush
05.  Bees Wax -You can buy a special Batik Wax, which is softer and flows easily. Normal bees wax will work fine.
06.  Clothes Iron & some scrap paper

This method is only recommended for small scale production.
Batik is a fairly labor-intensive process, if you are interested in producing larger quantities of fabric, I suggest screen printing instead.

Step 1: Prepare Vinyl

Prepare your vinyl piece. Keep in mind that the vinyl will be used as a stencil, so the areas you weed will be painted with wax (and therefor resist the fabric dye).

Detailed  instructions on how to create your vinyl sticker here.
<p>Very nice result! Thanks for your explanation.</p>

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