Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wax Batiks

As promised, there are new original art works up in my etsy shop.

Expect some prints and other goodies to pop up in the next few days! I'm so excited to be able to share these with you :)


Your Llama

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Textiles!

Heyo all you lovely people

Really soon I will have this and others similar to it available for purchase for your baby nurseries, custom living room art work, or whatever your heart desires.

There will be more information to come in the coming days and weeks. But for now enjoy learning about what these are and how my process works.

First I begin with a blank piece of high weave fabric, and place my design how I want it to be.

I have to melt wax and my pigments. Half the trick is working quickly enough to get the wax to fully penetrate the fibers, otherwise I end up with big black splotches of ink in the finished product (which you might notice in the above piece).

After I get all the wax on appropriately then I crunch the whole thing up. This is what creates the spider veins and marbling effect. And then I cover the entire thing with ink! This part is a little alarming, but not to'll come off ;)

Next step is to dry the ink and melt off all the excess wax. This is my favorite part because it's like going exploring. What will I see!?

And my all time favorite thing about wax batiks done with this technique is that if you hold up the artwork against a window, it lights up like stained glass. Mmmmmmm


Your Llama