Let me show you first the see-through piece. Isn't it fabulous? And believe me, it is even better in person.
The other batiks are a bit muddy looking to me. Perhaps it is because I started out with a light blue dupioni silk. Perhaps I am just not comfortable with my mark yet. Margaret said it took her a while to get comfortable with the marks she made--kinda like gettting used to the sound of your voice on a recorder or the picture someone takes of you. And perhaps I just need more skill at mixing marks and colors. Anyway, here are the pictures.
This one is of the back of the fabric. I did not take a picture of the front. Every paint I used in the 4 layes was a metallic. The front is so reflective it just hurts my eyes. Lesson learned--one layer of metallic is glittery (good) but all layers of metallic is reflective (bad).
This one has only one layer of metalllic paint and I like the sheen much better. The marks...well that is another story. The blue squiggles you see are the original color of the fabric perserved by soy wax.
These last two pictures are just details of the front and the back. I like this fabric. The marks on it are less distinct and blend better for me. I like that.