"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Batik Tote Bag

The kids in my son's 5th grade class each made a square for this tote bag using glue as a resist to draw the flowers onto white fabric. After the glue dried, we used textile paint (watered down) and foam brushes to paint the fabric. When the paint dried, we washed the glue out of the fabric and the wonderful flowers emerged. Isn't it terrific? Such a great project to do with children. The bag is for the spanish teacher at their school, who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. Her favorite color is orange and I know she's going to love it!!

1 comment:

MargaretR said...

That bag is fantastic and nOt just for kids IMP. I think I'm going to have a go soon.