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Indian Batik - How To Make This Beautiful Technique In Furniture!

Indian Batik - how to make this beautiful technique in furniture!

Indian Batik on Wood!

This Indian technique mimics the effect of batik * on wood, creating amazing effects.

And with some modern additions: instead of wax, we use a watercolor mask.

The only drawback is that it can not be used on MDF parts.

* Batik or batique - dyeing technique with wax mask. It originates from the island of Java, Indonesia.

Indian Batik - Supplies Required:

  • Bench or other piece of unvarnished wood
  • Vegetal paper
  • Pencil 6B
  • Black pencil without number
  • Water sandpaper 400
  • Acrilex tube acrylic paints in Cadmium Yellow, Dark Yellow, Phthalocyanine Blue, Cobalt Blue, French Red, Light Green and Magenta
  • Round brushes Tigers no. 182/8, 142/8 and 816/8
  • Flat Tiger Brush No. 321/8
  • Medium Corfix Gel
  • Corfix watercolor mask
  • Black permanent pen Faber Castell
  • Barbecue stick
  • Fixative Artfix frosted varnish brand Corfix

Indian Batik - How To: The Step By Step

1. Print the scratches to the size you want. Just click on the image to download.

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Indian Batik Sanding

2. Sand the whole bank to take away the roughness and imperfections.

Then wipe off all dust with a slightly damp cloth.

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3. Copy the drawings on the parchment paper with the pencil
no number.

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4. Turn the paper over to the other side and pass the pencil 6B over the drawings

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5. Position the drawings on the seat in the desired position with the side scratched down.

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6. Scratch again on the drawings with the pencil without number.

They will appear on the wood. Do not use carbon, because the risks will be very strong and then spoil the look of the job.

Also be careful not to scratch too hard, or wood.

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7. Pass the watercolor mask over the lines

want to isolate.

Preferably use a toothpick because the mask dries very quickly and, being made of latex, can a brush.

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8. In the vane or container (the best is a dish), dilute the paint on a little gel.

If the gel is too thick, dissolve with a small amount of water - not too much, just a few drops.

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9. Paint the drawings with the diluted inks.

They will look like watercolors.

If the color becomes very weak after drying, retouch.

Generally, the Indian drop drawings are red or pink with blue accents.

Use blue phthalocyanine,

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10. Paint some internal areas of the drops with a little white, also diluted in gel.

Indian Batik detail on the legs

11. You can also decorate the legs of the seats but you should take some care.

Due to the cylindrical shape, the drops and other images
that you want to apply should not be too detailed.

Another drawback is that the paint diluted in the gel can
drain, producing undesirable stains.

Indian Batik details with brush

12. Use cobalt blue to the bottom.

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13. After drying, swipe to remove

mask.

Once the entire mask is removed, it can be
need to retouch some parts with a fine brush.

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14. If you prefer, you can set some details with the permanent pen.

Indian Batik passing varnish

15. Finally, pass the varnish to secure and protect
your job.

Note: apply in an airy environment.

Job done

Indian Batik on Wood

So... let's try? Good luck.

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Note: This technique is for any light wood object that has not been painted or varnished, as the examples below.
Once again we remember that this technique does not look good on MDF parts.

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