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Batik Prints: Where to Begin

Photography: Lisa Hubbard

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2001


Kitchen drawers and sewing boxes are good sources of simple shapes on which to build patterns. From left to right: A cookie cutter makes a wax teardrop; an icing tip and a pastry cutter leave circles (hollow icing tips make solid shapes on the first impression and fading rings with repeated prints); a wooden spool produces donut shapes. For squares, use a wood block from a child's building set or a craft store; make polka dots with a wooden dowel.

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