Creative Monday - Paper Batik

Last week I shared my faux batik technique, and this week I'm sharing the real paper batik technique!  I rounded up all of the supplies last week and have been playing with them ever since.  You really only need hosho paper, paraffin wax, and watercolor paints.  I also bought this candy melting pot.  I tried using the microwave to melt the wax, but it just doesn't work that well because the wax has to be really hot to soak into the paper properly, and cools quickly.  Make sense?  :)
These are the first two paintings made into cards and available in my etsy shop.

Right now I'm working on these chairs.  I first stamped them in versafine ink, which is a waterproof ink.  The above flowers were drawn with a copic multiliner pen, which is also waterproof.  The chair stamp is my own design.  I'll let you know how these turn out and what I end up doing with them...

I am really enjoying this process.  It is good for me to slow down and work on something that takes time.  I am also enjoying drawing again, it's a nice a nice change from my abstract painting, but I think it makes me a stronger painter in the long run. 


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