Wood Batik

I had an idea to use wood and dye creating images on the wood like batik. Batik uses negative space and dye to make the image.

I found this blog post that helped me with the specifics. I used wood glue, painters tape, stencils, and dye from veggies and tea.

I loved this medium. I made several pieces and even sold a few.

Some of the things I learned:

  • I experimented with different kinds of wood. Cheap plywood had the most interesting grain but the wood is very porous. The dye bled.
  • Cabinet grade wood is nice, expensive and it took several layers to get a look.
  • I’ve got more experimenting to do.

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