Batik on Paper



art with angela1

 Batik on Paper:

Watercolor and Wax


A twist on traditional Batik technique:

In place of fabric and dyes,  we use watercolor paper, inks and watercolor. The technique is basically the same and open to experimentation and interpretation by the artist.


 Students create paintings on watercolor paper by applying invisible wax resist and painting over it with washes of color. Learn how water-base colors react over wax and create different effects by applying colors pre-mixed on a palette or directly to the paper. Create more colors and effects after the painting is dried and the wax ironed out by applying transparent layers over existing colors.
Students learn:
o Proper handling and use of materials
o Brief history of batik
o Color theory (mixing and layering transparent colors)
o New color recognition derived from primary and secondary colors