Guest Designer: Lynne Forsythe, Batik Pillows

Lynne Forsythe from the Next Best Thing blog, shared with us how she made this Batik Pillow using Canvas Corp Pillow form {12″x12″ size}.  The colors that she used gives it a bright, beautiful addition to any place in your home.

This is what Lynne said about the process of Batik:

Batik is a cloth that traditionally uses a manual wax-resist dyeing technique. I used a combo of Beeswax and Paraffin, which helps it to crack better. I used a stencil to apply the wax to the Pillow. When dry/cooled, I cracked the wax. Then I spritzed the pillow case with various Color Wash colors. I then dried/melted the wax and then heat set the Color Wash with an iron, using newsprint to suck up the excess wax.

For the flowers, I used my Tattered Floral die and Canvas Fabric. I “freehanded” the wax application. To help stabilize the canvas, I painted Multi Medium on the back of each flower. The leaves were created using the Tattered Leaf die. I adhered the leaves to the back of the flowers with fabric glue and attached them to the pillow face with velcro so they could be removed for cleaning.

Simply Beautiful, Lynne!  Thank you for sharing your talents with us!


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'Guest Designer: Lynne Forsythe, Batik Pillows' have 3 comments

  1. April 6, 2011 @ 10:09 am TanishaRenee

    Very pretty, Lynne!!


  2. April 6, 2011 @ 3:05 pm Shelley Haganman

    Lynne this is amazing!!! You are incredible!


  3. April 7, 2011 @ 2:58 pm Diana



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