The image above is about midway through the batik process.
After applying 5-6 layers of wax along with subsequent washes of color this is what the painting looks like so far. The final touches of paint were the darkest values in the composition. I have placed my final layer of wax over the entire piece and will wrinkle the paper slightly....just enough to allow the wax to form cracks, but not enough to cause it to come off. Next I will coat it with one last dark wash of my choice. Then it will be time for wax removal with a hot iron and lots of newspaper.
|A close up image of the wax and color combinations.|