I came over here to show you the wonderful batik on paper I've been playing with, when I noticed I have ONE HUNDRED AND TWO followers.
seriously? when did I break 100?
you guys rock. are you sure you're not just 101 aliases of my mother?
No? Okay then.
Hello new friends!
Please pardon my frequent (and unintentional) rudeness and total disregard for blogging friend protocol.
I swear I always MEAN to respond to my comments, and figure out who all you lovely people are and stop by and say hello.
and full of good ideas.
and full of good intentions.
just a little short on the follow through and execution part.
So here I am waving enthusiastically, saying HI and WELCOME and THANK YOU
Now enough of the euphoria and onto the wax.
Amy posted a great tutorial on doing wax batik on paper. you can find it here.
In typical fashion I dropped everything to try-it-right-now.
Here are the luscious papers I made:
LOOK - you can SEE through them.
I've already started ripping them up for collage.
Like this post card:
And I wanted to try to take advantage of their translucency so I punched holes in an envelope and pasted the batik paper inside and then doodled all over it in gel pen.
I want to make a million more of these.
(doodling style completely aped from this book)
Now go right now and check out Amy's tutorial, because she actually DRAWS stuff, like faces and birds, and turns them into really amazing batik paintings, not just little blobs like mine.
and I'm really, truly glad you're here.
have a slice of pie.