You can print with anything that has a big enough pattern on it to show up through flour paste or wax - we love potato mashers for flour and have quite a collection, but everything from forks to bent wire shapes to cookie cutters and cardboard tubes work well for both techniques and of course traditional tjantings can be used for wax. Just remember the wax is hot, so be careful with plastic, and utensils should not be used for food afterwards.
The imperfections which give the character and personality to these pieces come from the drips of wax that are unavoidable without taking a huge amount of care - and we're always too impatient for that!
Once the resists have dried it's time to bring on the colour...
Thickened dye is good for screen-printing with traditional screens and Thermofaxes too - but that's the subject of another post!
bye for now
Hazel & Terry