12. Jan, 2022

Time to Play

Time is such a sacred commodity that most of us do not take enough time to just play and experiment. Over the holiday period I have had some days at home on my own so I have made the most of them. first up playing with batik and soy wax. soy wax melts at a lower temperature than standard beeswax and I had some on hand so I decided to play around with some ideas. first up I tried just dipping some different sized rolls into the melted wax ( I used an old electric frypan with water in it and had the wax in a small metal cup sort of like a double boiler). Once the wax was dried I applied some thickened procion dye with a paint brush (rather than using an immersion method). You can see how the wax acts as a resist