Make your own batik masks with textile markers

Everybody 

30 min

What you need:

  • textile marker
  • mask
  • elastic bands
  • brush 
  • some water

Step-by-step instruction

 
  1. Tie the mask at different points with elastic bands

  2. Dip the mask into water and wring it out

  3. Draw on the mask with textile markers as desired – if necessary mix/“merge” the colours or blend them using a brush and some water

  4. Let the batik mask dry

  5. Remove the elastic bands

  6. The colours fix automatically after 24 hours or immediately if you iron them using an iron without a steam function

Tips

  • 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 ;-)

 

 

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