Batik is a method of patterning cloth, paper or wood with wax and dyes. I use this wax resist method with very old chinese brushes. Torn and bleached tissue, newsprint and all kinds of paper are my starting point.
Once the marks have been made and the paper dyed, bleached, and perhaps re-waxed and re-dyed, ironed and dried,I look at the piece of work carefully before selecting the best image to frame.