Each painting begins with a pen and ink drawing on rice paper – this is her guide for the placement of the wax.
Step 1 – Pen and Ink Drawing is Completed
Whatever is to remain white is painted out with hot wax and the lightest color is washed over the entire paper.
Steps 2, 3, and 4 - Colors are added and wax added. The more colors, the more complex the process. When this first color is dry, whatever is to remain this color is painted out with hot wax. This is repeated working from lightest to darkest color until the entire paper is covered with wax.
The wax is removed using heat and absorbent paper.
There no prints of the batiks. The type of paper contributes to the finished product!