I have seen several “fake” batiks on Pinterest. They were bright and colorful and used Elmer’s Glue as a resist instead of wax. I read a few of tutorials and felt ready to try. The following pictures describe my adventure through this process.
The reason for some of my warnings comes from the mistakes I made this first time around. 1) I used the wrong glue. Originally I see Elmer’s gel glue being used and on a couple of pictures it was just “No Run”School glue. I thought that Elmers Extreme craft glue would work. This was before the salt mandala attempt from last week. 2) I didn’t let it DRY ALL THE WAY! So when I added 3) WATERCOLORS I had a runny kind of mess. 4) Even though I finished letting it all dry once it was painted, I soaked it but since I used Water colors it faded out. You can see my mistakes below. Let them be a warning to you.
Also, a note about the glue. The “no Run” school glue seemed to work fine but still ran a little, hence the blobby heart on the bottom. I have done some more reading and the Gel is supposed to work the best. Happy painting!