More Fun with Watercolor Batik

Back by popular demand, Gwen held another “Watercolor Batik” workshop on Tuesday, April 25th. Participating members included Beryl, Danila, Karen D., Karen M., Robbie and Roz.

Watercolor Batik is a process of layering watercolors and wax on rice paper. The “fun-scary” part comes after you are done applying the wax and paint. You crumple or accordion pleat your paper, lay it flat, and apply a wash to the cracks in the wax. After another layer of wax, you press the painting between newspaper using an iron.

First, an example of Gwen’s beautiful watercolor batik paintings.

Watercolor Batik by Gwen Callahan

Below, a few examples of artwork produced in the workshops.

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