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.