Spinner Art with Soy Wax and Thickened Dye

I absolutely love playing with soy wax. Today we’re talking about using the Hasbro Spin-Art machine with soy wax and thickened dye.

Check out my previous post about how to  make the thickened dye.

Just a reminder, all of the fabric has been soaked in soda ash water for 15 minutes and allowed to dry before adding the soy wax and dyes.

I must admit that these are the least favorite of my spinner art pieces. Before I show you how I made them, here are a couple of pieces I also dyed not using the machine.

But let’s get back to the spinner. If you aren’t familiar with soy wax, check out my post on the basics of soy wax batik.

Once the wax is melted, I dipped a brush in the wax and added it to my fabric in the machine.

Once it is dry, which doesn’t take long, paint with the thickened dye.

Set the fabric aside and let dry.

One of the things I do differently when playing with soy wax is I designate a couple containers just for washout. I mark them and put them with my soy wax supplies.

The wax is really hard to get completely out of the container, so having these special containers helps with the cleanup.

I let the fabric batch overnight. Then it was time to rinse with cold water until the water turns clear. Getting the wax off is a challenge, but not as difficult as the glue. After the wax was gone, I rinsed in hot water, and let the fabric sit in hot soapy water for 30 minutes. Then they were off to in the washer for a hot wash, and two rinses. After drying them on high heat, I ironed them.

And the finished pieces again. Because I’m adding the wax with a brush, I don’t get the splatters like I got with the other resists.

As I mentioned earlier, I wasn’t really impressed with these. Maybe using a smaller brush would have worked better.

We’re almost finished with this series and I will move on. Thanks for stopping by. To check out my other Spinner Art posts, check out this link.