Thursday, January 5, 2012

Batik pillows! Awesome!

Two of our 5th grade classes learned a little about the textile art of BATIK. One class used the glue method, where they squeezed glue onto the lines of the design they had drawn, let it dry, painted the design, then soaked the material to get the glue out. Where the glue washed away, the material was left white. The other class used the wax method, where they used melted white crayon to paint on the design, painted with acrylic paint, then we melted off the wax. Again, where the wax was melted off, the material remained white.

Then we really pushed ourselves (or maybe it was me who pushed me) but we decided to turn these into pillows. So, we stuffed and sewed our batiks. They really turned out beautiful!

1 comment:

Dee Dee Tamburrino said...

Who knew something so beautiful could be made out of a white handkerchief?

You never cease to amaze me, Mrs. Snead.