Got to love alcohol inks - they are brilliant for getting multi-colored designs the easy way! 

This clever batik effect polymer clay tutorial uses not just alcohol inks but some clingfilm, a touch of baby powder (or cornstarch) and a texture roller.  The pattern is revealed by slicing off thin layers to reveal the underlying white polymer clay.

The instructor is Hungarian designer, Agi, who shares all kinds video tutorials on polymer clay on AgiNekoJewelry. 

If you want to finish the pieces with resin, I recommend Little Windows' Brilliant Resin. Readers get 15% off if you use this code : BG1516

How Javanese Batik is Made
Agi's tutorial sure is easier to accomplish than the highly labor intensive work of creating batik fabric! Some of the finest batik are made by Indonesian artisans on the island of Java. 

Watch this Asian Art Museum video on Batik of Java: A Centuries Old Tradition and marvel at their craftsmanship from the comfort of your chair!

H/T to Aims of Big Blue Barn Designs for this find.

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