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Topic: Where the Wild Things are Silk Painting on scarf  (Read 1806 times)
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« on: December 06, 2012 10:35:50 PM »

This is my second attempt at silk painting, it's so much fun! I really wish I had a silk stretcher, I feel like it would be really beneficial. I am finding that it's really difficult to get the background color an even tone... any tips? Thanks for looking!


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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012 04:32:57 AM »

That looks awesome!

When I did it at college we made our own stretchers: get a set of 4 stretcher bars (either you can purchase them separate and assemble, or you could purchase a ready-made canvas and punch out the canvas bit) a bit larger than the size of your silk. Get a bunch of elastic (about an inch wide is fine) and cut it into 3 - 5 inch chunks. Staple them vertical to the stretcher bars evenly spaced about 2 inches, letting the excess length hang inward on the frame. Get a bunch of T-pins and poke them through the ends of the elastic and bend to make an L shape. Now you can get your silk and suspend it by poking the T pins through the edges and it will hang gently and be ready for painting!
 
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012 06:04:17 AM »

Awesome! You'll be a pro in no time at this rate!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013 11:29:16 PM »

That looks awesome!

When I did it at college we made our own stretchers: get a set of 4 stretcher bars (either you can purchase them separate and assemble, or you could purchase a ready-made canvas and punch out the canvas bit) a bit larger than the size of your silk. Get a bunch of elastic (about an inch wide is fine) and cut it into 3 - 5 inch chunks. Staple them vertical to the stretcher bars evenly spaced about 2 inches, letting the excess length hang inward on the frame. Get a bunch of T-pins and poke them through the ends of the elastic and bend to make an L shape. Now you can get your silk and suspend it by poking the T pins through the edges and it will hang gently and be ready for painting!
 
Hope that makes sense.

Thanks so much! I am defiantly going to have to give this a go! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013 05:04:09 AM »

OMG! I love this so much I can't even tell you!
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013 01:12:11 PM »

This is amazing!
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2013 06:44:09 PM »

Beautiful work, what do you use to paint on the silk?
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2013 06:17:05 PM »

Beautiful work, what do you use to paint on the silk?
I used setasilk Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2013 11:00:12 AM »

Beautiful work, what do you use to paint on the silk?
I used setasilk Smiley

Interesting, I've never heard of that before.
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013 09:48:47 AM »

That is amazing. You did such a great job. It seems like it would be a fun thing to do.
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