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Name: Kim Jacobi
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LAGardengirl
Jun 24, 2014 2:34 PM CST
If you don't know batik, it's an ancient method of dyeing and/or discharging the color from fabric using melted wax as a "resist." That's the elevator explanation, anyways. If you do know batik then I'm gonna bet you've never seen anything like mine. Being a self taught artist I don't have to adhere to the "rules." I've developed a batik style I call "deviant discharge batik." I start with black cotton, wax where I want it to remain black, discharge the color from the non-waxed areas then add dye back in. Check it out:

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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Jun 24, 2014 2:58 PM CST
Those are stunning! Do you use them on the patio? In the garden? How do you display them? Gorgeous!
Name: Vicki
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vic
Jun 24, 2014 4:46 PM CST

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BEAUTIFUL! and thank you for posting your lovely work of art Thumbs up
Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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TennesseeDave
Jun 24, 2014 5:06 PM CST
Outstanding. Hurray!
Name: Robin
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Robynznest
Jun 24, 2014 8:37 PM CST
Those are breathtaking. Wanted to try that years ago but the instructions I had were to vague. Hurray!
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Bubbles
Jun 24, 2014 10:27 PM CST
Lovely!
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Sharon
Jun 24, 2014 11:41 PM CST
Reverse batik!! How beautiful. Amazing that you could get those very fine lines.
Thanks for sharing them. Pretty decor for a porch or linens for entertaining outside.
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Cinta
Jun 25, 2014 9:36 AM CST
Really pretty. They are mystical. Thank you for showing your beautiful work.
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
Jun 27, 2014 11:40 PM CST
Thanks for all the compliments! Most of my batiks are intended as wall art. I have made a few lampshades and panels for privacy screens. Some are on rods and can be hung as banners but out in the yard, even with the UV treatment I use, they will fade over time. The shades are protected from UV rays by a backing of styrene.
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Name: Sandy
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ilovejesus99
Jun 28, 2014 3:57 PM CST
Absolutely stunning. Looks way beyond what I can do :)
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
Jun 30, 2014 2:24 AM CST
ilovejesus99 said:Absolutely stunning. Looks way beyond what I can do :)


Thank you! You'd be amazed at what you can do. If you would have told me 6 years ago that I would be an artist I would have told you, "I have a job." We are only inhibited by what we believe we cannot do.
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Name: Sandy
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ilovejesus99
Jun 30, 2014 9:49 AM CST
Thank you so much. I agree we really are limiting ourselves in our own mind Lovey dubby

I have a friend who has taken tree stumps and carved faces in. I have the patience for some things but for this you are truly the artist. Lovey dubby Group hug
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
Jun 30, 2014 1:38 PM CST
Thank you so much. I mens a lot when people appreciate my work.
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Name: Sandy
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ilovejesus99
Jun 30, 2014 1:39 PM CST
Lovey dubby
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
Aug 30, 2014 8:19 PM CST
Here are a couple of new batiks I've done. I decided to combine my two loves: batik & succulents. Let me know what you think.

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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Aug 30, 2014 8:51 PM CST
Beautiful!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 31, 2014 1:47 AM CST

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Yes, very beautiful Thumbs up Thank you for posting Hurray!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Aug 31, 2014 5:07 AM CST
Absolutely gorgeous, Kim. Lovey dubby
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Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
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ilovejesus99
Aug 31, 2014 7:08 PM CST
Amazing!!!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 31, 2014 8:13 PM CST
Such imagination and talent!

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