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ABSTRACT BATIK ART ON TISSUE PAPER


This batik was done on tissue paper and I must confess that this is one of the most senstive materials I've come across so far. Wax helps to keep the tender strips of tissue together. The dyes cannot be applied using brush as it might tear the tissues but with small pieces torn from a foam matress. The usual purpose of ironing is to remove wax but I don't want it removed because it holds the tissues together. So what do I do? I use ironing to spread the wax throughout the painting and leave about 80% of the wax and this is the result.


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