I worked with 140 cold press watercolor paper. This one I stamped with an old cookie cutter:
and for this one I used a tjanting to apply the wax:
Once the wax was cooled on these first two I painted over it using my watercolors. These next two were done using a plastic stencil:
I applied the wax through the stencil using a foam brush and a light pouncing motion. I transferred some liquid watercolors to a spray bottle and sprayed the color on over the wax.
When the paint was dry I sandwiched the papers between a piece of unprinted newsprint and then ironed with a hot iron to dissolve the wax. To remove the wax from the stencils that I used I scraped the cooled wax off with an old plastic card and then ironed the stencil between two pieces of newsprint with a warm iron.
I wrote a tutorial on getting started with soy wax batik which you'll find here. It's written for using it on fabric but as you can see from my results above, it works great on paper too.
Posted by Sue B