Make your own batik masks with textile markers
What you need:
- textile marker
- elastic bands
- some water
- Tie the mask at different points with elastic bands
- Dip the mask into water and wring it out
- Draw on the mask with textile markers as desired – if necessary mix/“merge” the colours or blend them using a brush and some water
- Let the batik mask dry
- Remove the elastic bands
- The colours fix automatically after 24 hours or immediately if you iron them using an iron without a steam function
- Protect the surface you are working on and preferably wear gloves, or work directly at the sink.
- Even though our textile markers have been dermatologically tested in-house, we recommend briefly rinsing the mask with hot water before wearing it to dissolve any colour residues on the fibre surface.
- Our textile marker colours can be washed at temperatures of up to 60°C. To enjoy the individual colourful design as long as possible, wash your unique item in a pan of hot water with a little mild detergent, not in the washing machine. Then there is no need for the hours of “rubbing” involved in modern washing cycles. Especially mouth-nose coverings should be washed frequently in hot water, so hand washing is a good idea anyway.
- Our textile markers are also ideally suited for decorating disposable masks. Here, the inks only need to be left to dry for about an hour. Please do not put on a mask when it is still wet as you will otherwise end up with a very colourful face ;-)