Batik Tjanting Tools – How Do You Prevent Wax From Dripping While Painting With Beeswax?

Batik Tjanting Tools – How Do You Prevent Wax From Dripping While Painting With Beeswax?


Batik wax pot to the clothing with the tool. How do I prevent the drips? Why is my fabric not covered in all the little drips? Hi, everyone? I am Victoria of Batikwalla, renowned batik artist I have been creating batik and batik clothing for over three decades. I also teach an on-line batik workshop called the Art of Creative Batik if you are interested in leveling up your batik skills, check out the art of creative batik in the links and Sign up to be notified for when we have our next studio opening which is actually coming up pretty soon if you’re new and you haven’t already please subscribe to my channel and Let’s get into it. How do you prevent the beeswax… How do you prevent the batik wax from dripping? when you are painting with a tjanting batik tool or a batik pen They sometimes call it I’m often asked. in fact, today one of the students in the art of creative batik Online workshop asked me: “I see the drip coming usually right out of the pot I watch for it” “I allow for it, but I would love to know if there is a way to avoid it. I Have watched your videos and I cannot figure out how you do not seem to have that issue. I Generally use pretty fine hold tjanting Could this be a part of my problem and I am just listening to you talking about flaws and that they are our strengths Love it. However, I would like to be able to control it if possible any thoughts on this well, Alexandra, that is a great question and something I am asked a lot and I will tell you there is a two part answer to this dilemma there might be three part dilemma regarding your Curiosity via about the size of the batik tool that you’re working with. I work with the largest Spectrum of spouts that That I can find with the copper tool. The copper is really the best you guys this actually does have a larger spout, but I do not enjoy the angle of this. I paint upright And this is what she’s talking about when I go from The pot batik wax pot to the clothing with the tool how do I prevent the drips why is my Fabric not covered in all the little drips despite the fact that I’m using the largest tool possible the largest spout possible Compared to this one. This is the smaller one. This is the larger one there’s only two that I’m aware of at this point and I believe they’re called size one and two and I Use size – maybe it’s size two in size three I don’t know I use the largest one I can get but I’m a very fast painter. The actual answer is Intense levels of practice lots and lots of practice. I’ve been doing this a long time and Practice is key. Yet, after a while you get to know and it’s just something that takes It takes a while to master, but it’s not impossible You will get it. A couple of tricks have to do with how close your fabric is To the wax pot. I try to keep mine as close as possible when I’m painting Without actually touching of course the wax and although I do work fast Sometimes it’s worse the faster you are painting. Let me know in the comments if you guys have gone through that too! And what do you do? Do you incorporate your mistakes into the design? Because that’s actually something that I do. Also, the other thing is that Looks are deceiving. I actually do make lots of mistakes There are a lot of batiks that have drips on them. Maybe even this one I Don’t see well there’s no drips on this one, but I do have batiks with drips on them. Another thing is that Notice my workstation. There’s wax everywhere There’s wax all Over every space between the wax pot and the fabric so drips do happen but if I can Move that wax fast enough and deliberately enough. I Can let that first drip that’s bound to come out of our tool Hit the fabric and that starts the design and that’s how I approach that’s how I actually use the Momentum in my favor when I’m painting with beeswax for batik I hope you found that useful if you are interested in learning more about batik and Leveling up your skills and joining an amazing community of batik artists who are passionate about this craft Check out the art of creative batik and sign up for our next opening. I really encourage you It’s actually an amazing an amazing workshop also if you like this video Please give it a like and subscribe to this channel for more tips and tricks with batik fiber art and Techniques that I use to create amazing and beautiful batiks. Pretty much like this This is too big. I know I realize it’s too big but it’s still a really cute shirt. It’ll fit someone happy batiking

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