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Useful Ways To Paint On Silk


I’ve been painting on silk with steam-set colors for a long time, and I cherish imparting my insight to other silk craftsmen, novices and those wishing to fiddle with this astounding fine art.

Over numerous years I’ve adapted loads of tips through experimentation, and I do trust you locate the accompanying tips supportive.

Here are some ways for How To Paint On Silk:

1. Wash you silk before painting.

2. Try not to permit silk to dry absolutely before pressing as it will wind up with fine wrinkles. Continuously press when the silk is somewhat still clammy.

3. Novices of silk painting ought to begin with a fine, firmly woven silk for the best results, for instance Habotai which is otherwise called China Silk and Jap Silk, and in French – Pongée (claimed Pon-zhay).

4. Firmly woven silk keeps warm in – ideal for winter (e.g. Habotai).

5. Approximately woven silk permits the air to course through – ideal for summer (e.g. silk chiffon).

6. Thicker, heavier silks are exceptionally “parched” and require a ton of color to cover a little zone, yet give excellent results.

7. Appealing plans can be made with as meager as two color hues (even with no diagrams).

8. In the wake of amassing wooden edges, cover four inside edges with veiling tape to avert color stains.

9. Colors and outliners are influenced by changes in temperature.

10. All colors ought to be kept in a cool, dim place.

11. Silk ought to never be hung outside or left in splendid light.

12. Silk can likewise be washed in a clothes washer on the delicate or underwear cycle).

13. Try not to put on a silk scarf before you shower fragrance or hairspray (it may recolor).

14. I generally paint on white silk to guarantee I have control over the profundity of shade of the colors on the “white” foundation, giving “genuine” hues.

15. Colors can be connected by brush, dribbling, sprinkling, squishing, splashing and so on.

16. All “steam set” colors MUST be steamed in high weight steamers so the color hues will set for all time.

17. Silk should never be left to SOAK – EVER.

18. Silk can be extended onto wooden edges (prepared for painting) utilizing an assortment of various procedures.

19. Silk will keep going for quite a long time if delicately tended to and never left in brilliant daylight.

20. Silk is amazingly solid – it used to be utilized to make parachutes!