Sunday, November 13, 2011

Batik Stamping Test

My first try at batik stamping, except I'm using a plastic stamp for my wax than a wooden stamp.  I designed and printed out my stamp on a rapid prototyper and it is made from ABS plastic.  However, the wax was not sticking  or soaking through the fabic, so I'm using the heat from a hot plate to pull the wax through the fabric when stamped.

The wax used for this is called batik wax, and it is used to create many patterns in material.  After stamping, the fabric would then be dyed, and then boiled (to boil out the wax).  The pattern that was stamped would retain the original color of the fabric.