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IS: Glue/Salt Batik Mail Art

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IS: Glue/Salt Batik Mail Art
Group:Inspiration Station
Swap Coordinator:Lady (contact)
Swap categories: Mail Art  Painting  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.88
Last day to signup/drop:April 3, 2017
Date items must be sent by:April 18, 2017
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

Two partners, just two pieces of mail art using ANY glue for batik: one to each. The sample instructions are for gel glue, but Elmer's blue gel glue in particular can be hard to find when it is not "back to school" season. The original picture with a dark maroon background was with glue, I'm trying to put up an image showing some with gel glue and some a thicker not gel glue.

at least 25% if design space should be your batik - so more than a quarter of the front of the postcard. Don't count the address space if you do an envelope.

Here's a link to a sample description using gel glue that RyeRye posted in our forum, but any glue is OK for this swap. You can also dry brush over the glue later and the "batik lines" will pickup that color. clear gel seems to absorb the watercolor paint.

If you're in the US, finish this with your taxes.

I need to use more paint to see much salt effect. I think there is not enough moisture. If you can see the salt effect on my image, it's probably quite a close-up.

Discussion

DaisyNY 03/24/2017 #

You have listed under "Number of swap partners: 1" but the description says "Two partners"...I assume it will be 2?

Lady 03/24/2017 #

Thank you @DaisyNY yes and corrected above.

Lady 03/29/2017 #

EDIT: any glue - not necessarily the gel glue used in the sample description

DaisyNY 03/30/2017 #

I think I bought mine on Amazon awhile ago - I wouldn't expect other people to do that. I don't see why it would matter what brand is used. I think any thick glue that dries clear would be fine. Even a gel medium - if you can get it to flow - would be even better as it would be waterproof.

Lila84 04/ 2/2017 #

I wanted to do this but I don't have liquid watercolors. Have the prang type ones and the ones in tubes.. alcohol inks and a few Ranger dab things.

Lady 04/ 4/2017 #

It's not a requirement for the glue dries clear. From the start I've been encouraging experimentation with painting or dry brushing the glue. This is much more an experimentation or try a new technique swap than exoecting one's partner to be an expert.

The salt effect will generally be better with liquid paint, but I've had lots of variation with that too.

DaisyNY 04/ 7/2017 #

@Lila84 - you don't need liquid watercolors as the water you use with the Prang or tube type makes it liquid.

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