Thursday, July 4, 2013

Day 1 - Five Favorite Watercolor Batiks - SUNRISE TULIPS

SUNRISE TULIPS
Watercolor Batik - 12x19

Day 1 of my Five Favorite Watercolor Batiks. I love the process of Watercolor Batik which is similar to the age old fabric batik but I paint on fibrous rice paper instead of cloth. Melted wax is painted onto the areas that I want to stay white and then I start painting in the lighter colors of the painting. The wax is then used to protect these lighter areas - the process of painting and waxing is repeated until the entire piece is covered. The wax is ironed off and the result is always a unique and creative piece of art!

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  1. Martha love your tulips...Carol R.

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