In this short batik tutorial you will learn how to make beautiful paintings in simplified batik on canvas technique.
This tutorial is part of Zorica Duranic
Zorica Duranic Art therapy program for children with disabilities in Center for children Ivan Stark, Osijek, Croatia
NOTE. Procedures in this technique may be dangerous for small children - Do not leave them alone with equipment.
Estimated duration: one hour
Step 1: What you need
You will need following:
1. White cotton canvas (size whatever you like, but for larger it is required more wax and paint),
2. Paraffin wax
3. 2 Wide paint - brush
4. Small pot
5. Heat source
6. Iron (for extracting wax)
7. Old newspaper
8. Direct paint for canvas
9. Pastel paint
Step 2: Drawing
Put blank canvas sheet on several sheets of old newspapers to prevent leaking wax and paint. On canvas sheet paint desired basic shape with pastel paints. In this tutorial is shown how to draw a colorful heart
Step 3: Waxing
After that, melt small amount of wax in a small pot and use wide paint brush to apply melted wax direct on drown lines on canvas - this will prevent paint from diffuse. Be careful with hot wax!
Step 4: Painting
Now you are ready to apply some paint. Dissolve direct batik paint (powder) in water according to manufacturers directions on package. Use other wide paint brush to apply different colors!
Step 5: Ironing
Finally, you need to extract wax from canvas. Put the paint between several sheets of old newspaper and smoothly iron it with hot iron. You will notice that wax is staying on paper. Use new sheets of paper until all wax is extracted. Be careful with hot iron!
Step 6: Enjoying
And that is it! You learned to make batik on canvas paintings! Let your imagination go wild!