What do you think I did after my taster class in batik painting in Malaysia? I tried to re-create the batik experience on wood of course – without the wax.
I found a couple of open tea boxes and decided on a simple design inspired by a batik outfit I love so much until this day.
I and imitated the batik look……and viola! I thought it looked pretty good.
On the long ends of the box I painted a design which in traditional batik is called the kepala or “head”. The conical shape is inspired by the pucuk rebung or bamboo shoots.
I was really enjoying the experience that I painted another one in an equally bright combination of colours: pink and blue!
This is a very simple project which a beginner decorative painter will be able to finish in an afternoon.