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« Reply #40 on: May 31, 2007 05:56:13 PM »

Blushes. Thanks.  I think it took longer to dry than to paint Cheesy
Now I have to construct a mini frame for it.
I think I am going to try inchies also...since there are swaps for those
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« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2007 05:59:37 PM »

unbelievable! I am always impressed by everyone's work here, but that is wonderful
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« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2007 08:00:44 PM »

uh oh.. I have a new addiction. Cheesy

Bad Selise, bad!! Grin

Gallstones, your cards are great. I like the abstract-ness and color.
Thank you.
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« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2007 10:52:38 PM »

Thank you WYOKrista. Cheesy

Gallstones I really like yours! I have never painted on silk- is there a specific kind to use? Is it very expensive? I like the idea that you can sew with it after painting on it Wink
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« Reply #44 on: June 01, 2007 04:35:10 AM »

Gallstones,
Your cards are amazing! I ditto the questions about the silk. I love to embroider Smiley

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« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2007 09:38:01 AM »

Thank you WYOKrista. Cheesy

Gallstones I really like yours! I have never painted on silk- is there a specific kind to use? Is it very expensive? I like the idea that you can sew with it after painting on it Wink

I buy bolts of habotai silk. Habotai is the smooth type of silk, It comes in different weights. I use both a sheer weight (5mm) and a medium (8mm). The paint is acrylic. I just cut out swatches small enough to fit in my tray, dampen the silk with a spray bottle and then brush on fluid acrylics. I also experiment with resist, scrunching, blotching, blowing etc. It's really fun to make the swatches. The fabric is not stiff.  What happens is that the paint acts much like a sizing does.  It also helps keep the cut edges from fraying--depending on how concentrated the paint is.

I may add a wash of color then let dry. Add another wash of color, then let dry. Anyone who has ever done batik already has the method down. Another thing I like to do is place the wet fabric on a textured surface to dry. The down side comes off with the texture in it. I discovered this because I started by using window screen to dry the swatches on. You know for better air circulation and faster drying. Since then I have sought out different textures to dry on. I will place the wet swatch on the "screen" and brush it down into the surface. This makes a more obvious pattern. Sometimes I paint the screen before laying the wet swatch on it so the fabric comes away with the screen pattern in a different color when dry. For this I usually use metallic paint.

Perhaps I could do a pictorial tutorial (a pict tute!) on the technique if anyone is interested? It will take me some time to put it together.
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« Reply #46 on: June 03, 2007 10:32:04 AM »

Thank you gallstones for the info  Cool

If you ever do post a tute I will certainly check it out! Cheesy
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« Reply #47 on: June 04, 2007 04:56:25 AM »

gallstones, I'd love it if you did a tutorial. This sounds like a fun process.

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« Reply #48 on: June 04, 2007 12:24:49 PM »

I just discovered the Craftopedia yesterday. I think that would be the proper venue to post my tutorial in.  I tend to be very methodical in my approach to projects like this. So don't expect to see anything for a couple of weeks at least. I think I will at least begin putting together some visuals.
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« Reply #49 on: June 04, 2007 02:03:37 PM »

Sounds great girl. Let us know whenever you're done.
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