3 Chickadees and a row of Birch

carolyndoe

Fairbanks, United States

Artist's Description

Last winter snow came later. So the colors were sepia tones.
These little birds stay around and flitter from branch to branch.

Batik is the process of using wax and dyes to create designs on fabric. Wax is heated in a tool called a tjanting and then passes thru a copper or metal tube on to the fabric. Where the wax is placed, the dye cannot penetrate. I work in layers to create a design. Wax some, Dye some. When the dye touches the fabric, it spreads like water. So the wax creates a border that controls where the dye can go. Salt creates a unique effect as well. When the piece is finished, the wax is removed. I then stretch the silk on foamcore using linen tape.
Each piece is signed and ready to be matted and framed under glass.
I use only high quality silk fabric and pure beeswax in my work.
This is an original batik on high quality silk fabric.

Artwork Comments

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