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Batik Card

Step by step on how to make batik cards as presented by: Crafty Corner

For any question contact: Winnie

batik technique

What you need to make batik cards:

  • Flour (not self-raising flour)
  • Water
  • A bowl or container to mix the flour and water
  • A spout bottle
  • A piece of cotton cloth
  • Cardboard and paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Paint brushes
  • Fabric paint

Read through all the instructions first before making these cards.

Step 1

Cut your cotton material into 10cm x 8cm pieces, cut as many as you going to make cards out of

cut your cloth

Step 2

Draw your designs onto the 10cm x 8cm pieces of cloth. You can trace the design onto your cloth by masking taping your design, then cloth onto a window where the sun is shining. This works as a light box. i have chosen to go for nice african designs.

draw your design

Step 3

Mix 2 tablespoons of flour (not self- raising) with 2 tablespoons of water in your bowl, to form a liquid paste. Be careful not to allow lumps to form. Best way is to use cold water.

mix flour and water

Step 4

Put the mixture into your spout bottle.

fill spout bottle

Step 5

Use your spout bottle, and the mixture inside it to trace over your design.

trace your design

Step 6

Leave your traced designs to dry.

leave to dry

Step 7

Once dry, paint over the entire cloth with fabric paint in the colours of your choice and leave it to dry.

paint over with fabric paint

Step 8

When dry peel the hardened flour mixture off of your design.

peel off mixture

Step 9

Make a card by folding your cardboard to the desired size, cut it and glue a piece of white paper inside.

card

Step 10

Glue your designs onto the front of your cards. There is no limit to what your imagination can do.

glue design to front of card

Step 11

On the inside you can write a short note, or poem depending on who you want to give your card to and what the occasion is.

complete inside of card
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