I thought it looked really cool and figured I would give it a try. Well, here is how mine turned out.
What you will need:
-linen or cotton pillowcase, beeswax, double boiler, fabric dye, dye fixative (some fabric dyes already have the fixative in it), large bucket, gloves, small glass, brush
First off, I want to add that I had a really hard time finding dye fixative. It is the extra fixative that helps the fabric dye to stay in, but I couldn't find any. I came across some fabric dye that already had the fixative in it at a fabric store.
1. I melted the beeswax in the double boiler.
8. To remove the beeswax, you place your pillowcase between two sheets of paper towels on either side and then iron off the beeswax onto the paper towels. To be sure you got all of the beeswax off, keep lifting the paper towels to check. Replace the paper towels often to make a clean removal.
Here is my diy batik pillow.
I like it, but I will definitely be using a thicker brush next time and no more stir stick, just gloves. I will write another post on my second attempt soon.