This was from a guided lesson I bought from Katie George. Her batiks are so beautiful so I thought I would purchase a few of her batik step by step lessons to make sure I was doing it right. I lost my way at some point but saved it with painting the whole thing in acrylic. I am sure it was just me not following directions properly. I am "follow directions" challenged sometimes. She is great so if you want to learn to batik--she is the one!