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African Batik Wall decor

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African Batik Wall decor | Hobbyideas
Have you heard of batik? Yes, it is the Indonesian technique of wax resist. Do batik the easy way with Fevicol A+ and Fevicryl Acrylic Colours and then make some real Boho African patterns for this gorgeous wall décor!

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:- Selecting the base

African Batik Wall decor - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

• Take the canvas cloth measuring approximately 28” x 9” in size.

STEP 2:- Drawing the design

African Batik Wall decor - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

• Draw a square in the centre of the canvas with 4 compartments and equidistant rows on the top and below the square.
• Take an A3 paper and draw a few African tribal motifs like fish, stag, elephant, giraffe and the birds with a few geometrical designs in the rows.
• Trace the same design on the piece of canvas cloth with a yellow carbon paper.

STEP 3:- Outline the design with glue

African Batik Wall decor - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

• Outline the design with a thick line of Fevicol A+ evenly.
• Leave it to dry completely.

STEP 4:- Painting the design

African Batik Wall decor - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

• Paint the design with Acrylic Colours Burnt Sienna 01, Black 02, Dark Brown 05 and Yellow Ochre 26.
• Let it dry.

STEP 5:- Removing the glue and finishing

African Batik Wall decor - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

• After drying remove the dried A+ glue carefully.
• You will get the African batik style effect.
• Framed the painting neatly.

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colours Burnt Sienna 01, Black 02, Yellow Ochre 26, Dark Brown 05, Fevicol A+, Fine Art Brushes, Fine Art Canvas Cloth 28” X 9”, A3 White Papers, Yellow Carbon Paper, Pencil, Ruler, Colour Palette, Water Container.