Anywho, the activities director for Leo Palace asked Judy to do a workshop for Japanese tourists and Judy invited any of us who were interested. So, Rylee, Porter, and I participated in a batik workshop with several Japanese tourists. It was a blast.
|Um... maybe you don't know this, but Judy is the tall lady dressed in pink.|
|Doing this is seriously SO MUCH FUN :)|
|After you crinkle the wax you gotta really squish the dye into the cracks.|
|The last step is to iron it with paper. The paper absorbs the wax, and the heat sets the dye.|
|Here is Porter's. He made it for Nicole.|
Some people feel too intimidated by drawing with wax because it's very sloppy. You cannot be concerned about perfect lines or drips or you will not have fun. I have a hard time thinking the layers of colors through. Not only do you go from light to dark, but you also go from primary to secondary, and so on, and so forth.
|Some of these participants were quite artistic.|
|I love, love, LOVE, the bamboo idea here, and I think her color choices are so fun.|
|This is Sumiko. She quickly became very good at drawing with the tjanting tool.|
|This is very good!|
|This is Kamae who asked me about the crinkle effect.|
|Hers turned out very beautiful.|
|This is mine. Seashells, pine trees, and stars. I'm rather pleased with the crinkle here, too. You just never know how it will turn out.|
|I know. You're in shock because I NEVER accessorize.|
|This is Auntie Judy's work. For her, it's effortless.|