Thursday, August 13, 2009
If you read my previous entry regarding my upcoming batik workshop, I truly felt it would be interesting and fun, but not for me. I felt the set up of melting the wax and using tools, other than brushes and the texture of the paper would be too much trouble. How wrong I was! I find myself looking at my regular 140lb. cold press paper and thinking, "Where are those pretty little lines of texture and softness of the rice paper?". Once I start the process, I get lost in creating. As I wax the paper and then start the color layers, I am intrigued and excited. At the end of the process, I actually plug the iron with excitement instead of dreading the chore. The removal of the wax with the iron reveals the final product. Although, I put the wax and did the color layers, I am still surprised and amazed at the final product. Yes, I am in love and what a great feeling it is. Enjoy!