May 06, 2012


70x70cm, batik on cardboard

In continuity from the cardboard furniture, I decided to make another batik on cardboard. (in the same chinese-y theme).

It's interesting to work with cardboard; it soaks dye like cloth, but since there is no crackling of the wax, the variations in texture come from how well (or not) the hot wax has sealed the colour.
Then ofcourse, there's the factor of trying to keep it from curling in between each dye layer as it dries.  I finally settled on keeping it weighted down with layers of books while it dried - makes for much longer drying pauses.

I'll mount it on mdf board, glued down flat, then seal it with glossy varnish.