As with any of my coloring-in book pictures you my download it and color it in. It is still my copyright, however, so please don’t publish it as yours. I hope you enjoy coloring it; I have done so on this owl several times with several different colors. You might notice on the left and right middle-sides there’s a night blooming flower.
Maka1967 colored these guys in and got them FEATURED in COLLABORAL DAMAGE
Thank you Maka1967!
What’s most wonderful to me about it is that Maka and I are on opposite sides of the world— he’s in China, and I’m in the US. The Internet lets us collaborate internationally. What a fantastic tool it is!
Here’s a trick I learned as a kid: Follow the directions at your own risk, and never turn away from kids doing this.
Buy the Owl on a white or very light colored shirt. Color in the blank spaces with regular Crayola type wax crayons. When finished, place several paper towels inside the shirt, under the colored area, and, if you have any, use waxed paper under your iron on a low setting to melt the color into your tee. If no waxed paper, use more paper towels and don’t “skate” the iron, but place it, hold it for 1, 2, 3 seconds, and move to another section.
Replace the paper towels and press again two or three times. Rinse carefully in cold water, then “pickle” with cold water, salt and vinegar overnight or so to “set” the dye. Wash it separately, on cold, and hang it to dry. Never trust it with your other whites, nor in the dryer.
You’ve now made an alternate style batik where the wax carries the color instead of blocking the color.
Good luck, and listen carefully: I’m not responsible if you muck it up! I’m just telling you what I used to do as a kid. -=DS