Category Archives: Decorations

DIY Trends: Learn to Batik Your Own Custom Designs on Fabric

After you’ve aced the dip dye, perfected the ombre and can tie dye with your eyes closed, the next step up the DIY dying ladder is a technique called batik, and it might just be the coolest one yet. Batik is a traditional Indonesian method for creating designs on fabric using wax and dye. The wax prevents the dye from seeping into the parts of the fabric it’s placed on, creating two-toned (or even more!) custom patterns on pillows, clothes and much more. And the designs can be as insanely intricate as you can imagine, from tribal-inspired patterns to starry constellations!

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Batik Prints: Dyeing How-Tos

Once a pastime of Indonesian court ladies, traditional batik can be a laborious craft: A single yard of the most sumptuous Javanese pattern might take up to a year to produce, as the fabric is successively rewaxed and dyed. But with our quick method, using kitchen tools and other household items as wax stamps, you’ll be able to make a collection of bright bandannas in just a few hours or decorate a set of summer table linens in a day or two.

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#DIY: Stamped Napkins – #Simple #Art

Materials:
• Linen Napkins (mine were DIY no-sew linen napkins)
• Speedball Speedy-Carve Block
• Linoleum Cutter (I used this Speedball cutter)
• Design for stamp Continue reading #DIY: Stamped Napkins – #Simple #Art

#DIY: String Heart – Gift for loved ones

#DIY: String Heart – Gift for loved ones

Hi peeps, was researching on what to post on the DIYs page today and i stumble upon this beautiful simple DIY string work. You can repurpose this concept to any form you like. It is actually beautiful. I bet you will agree with me when you see this.

Materials Needed:
• piece of wood – the bigger the more dramatic! Continue reading #DIY: String Heart – Gift for loved ones

African Digital Art, From Science Fiction Maasai Warriors to Star Wars Re-Imagined in Africa

Jepchumba, the creator of African Digital Art. Image from her Twitter account (@digitalafrican).Jepchumba, the creator of African Digital Art. Image from her Twitter account (@digitalafrican).

African Digital Art is a website that celebrates African art, design and technology:

Created and developed by Jepchumba, the platform covers a wide range of artistic production from audio/visual production, animation, interactive projects, web, film, graphic art and design. Our focus is on artistic work or practices that utilize digital technology as an essential part of the creative, presentation or distribution process.

The creator of the site, Jepchumba, is a Kenyan digital artist who combines her two passions, digital media and Africa: Continue reading African Digital Art, From Science Fiction Maasai Warriors to Star Wars Re-Imagined in Africa