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BATIK E-Z

with Crafter's Pick "Batik" E-Z Resist Medium

Batiking without the wax mess!

Materials Needed:

  • Crafter's Pickô "Batik" E-Z Resist Medium

  • Light or Natural Colored Fabric: Cotton, Wool, Silk, Linen, Nylon or Cotton/Poly Blend

  • Rit Powder or Liquid Dyes - 2-3 colors darker than fabric

  • Measuring Containers and Spoons - 1 per color of dye

  • Paint Brushes - bristle or foam

  • Rubber Stamps and or Stencils - make sure stamps are clean

  • Plastic Wrap - food storage type

  • Rubber Gloves

 

General Project Instructions:

1: Place sheets of plastic wrap on work area, overlapping edges slightly to make a rectangle slightly larger than the largest piece of fabric.

2: Images Using Rubber Stamps: Using a paint brush or the bottle nozzle, apply BATIK E-Z medium to rubber stamp and then press stamp onto fabric. Repeat using the same stamp or other stamps until satisfied with design.

3: Images Using Stencils: Place stencil in position on fabric and, using a paint brush or the bottle nozzle, apply BATIK E-Z medium to stencil design. Repeat using the same stencil or another stencil. You can combine with rubber stamp images.

4:Direct Application of BATIK E-Z Medium: Use the bottle nozzle and "draw" on fabric or dip paint brush into BATIK E-Z and paint directly on fabric.

5: Allow BATIK E-Z medium to dry - approximately 15 to 30 minutes depending on how thick it was applied.

6: Mix RIT dye:

  • Powder: add 2 tsp. to 1 cup hottest possible water, stir until dissolved.

  • Liquid: add 1 tsp. to 1 cup hottest possible water, stir thoroughly to mix well.

  • Note: For darker shades use more dye. Lighter shades require less dye.

7: Using the paint brushes - paint, drip, drop, and drizzle the liquid dye solutions over the fabric. You can control and highlight certain areas with a selected color - for example, greens in a leaf design.

8: Roll up loosely so that a layer of plastic wrap is between each layer of fabric. Use another layer of plastic if necessary to cover it in fabric thoroughly.

Heat Setting Color In The Microwave

1: Place a piece of the wet, dyed plastic wrapped fabric in a microwave over on HIGH for 2 minutes to heat set the dye.

2: Allow the microwaved fabric to cool enough to handle safely before removing from oven.

Rinsing and care

1: Wearing rubber gloves, remove from microwave oven. Remove plastic wrap and rinse in sink until water runs clear. Adding 1 tsp of laundry detergent will help remove unbonded dye and BATIK E-Z medium more quickly.

2: Lay wet, rinsed fabric between layers of white paper towels and iron to make sure all dye has been rinsed out. If dye appears on the paper towel, resume rinsing.

3: Line dry or machine dry if not dyeing wool.

4: Cold water washing on the gentel cycle is a recommended care method.

Cleanup:

1: Clean containers and sink immediately after dyeing by scrubbing with hot water and bleach or powder cleanser. Do not use dyeing containers or utensils for food products.

 

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