January Artist Team Challenge
Good morning dear friends - Hope your new year is going well! Not much going on here but a lot of snow and cold!! Thank heavens for crafting and Netflix to survive these long cold winters!!
Faux Batik - Two Techniques
This month's Artist challenge was to create Faux Batik. Here are my examples of the two different techniques I decided to try out this month for this Challenge. These are 5x7 canvases I painted.
5x7 Canvas panels
Masking fluid (Technique 1)
Bookbinding glue (Technique 2)
Technique 1 - Masking fluidBelieve it or not this is/was my first time using a liquid masking fluid. I bought this a decade ago - or so it seems - and had a heck of a time getting it to work properly as it had some lumps in it and kept clogging my nozzle....note to self - order a new one!!
Stamp images with black ink.
Using watercolor paint - color in the images:
Here is the final colored in image - let it dry completely before proceeding.
Now - the easiest method I found - was using an eraser to remove the dry masking fluid, leaving white space as shown:
Technique 2 - Glue pen resist
Temporarily mask off a grid and rubberstamp images in sections as shown:
I filled one of the tiny applicators full of book binding glue and drew panels and designs on the panel, I also outlined the images. Let dry completely.
Once glue is dry, use watercolor paints and fill in images. You can use a wet q-tip and remove any paint that gets onto the glue.
Thanks for stopping by!! Check back soon for more fun stuff!