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« on: March 05, 2006 11:45:37 AM »

http://www.pattiewack.com/projects/silk_sensations.jpg

Has anyone tried painting on silk?  

I painted these scarves, but I think the paint seems a little dull.  I did everything according to the directions, too.  I love them, anyway.  Now, I can't wait for Spring to wear them.  I love beads, so I sewed a few on the ends.  

The colors run so fast when I appy the paint, that the next time, I am going to try using a resist, and maybe make flowers or designs of some kind, rather than random squirting on the paint.  My problem is, I am impatient, and want instant gratification.  argh!

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2006 12:40:27 PM »

that's cool. what kind of paint did you use?
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2006 02:48:16 PM »

I used jacquard liquid dyes.
703 Yellow, 759 Black, 715 Magenta, 725 Cyan


They were truly one of the easiest things I've ever done.  it would be so cool to do this on a silk dress.

I tried dropping salt on the paint before it dried, like when you do watercolors, but it didn't do anything.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2006 03:00:40 PM »

Those are gorgeous, especially the one on the right!

I agree, a silk dress done like that would be stunning.
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2006 07:59:54 PM »

that is so pretty! and it looks like it was way fun to make, too!
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2006 09:40:34 PM »

it seems like an easier verision of tye-dying...and i love the results ..seems win-win
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2006 10:49:59 PM »

I'm not kidding when I say those scarves took about 10 or 15 minutes.  I just held the paint up high and dropped it from the bottle, and drizzled it.  And, being silk, it dried fast, too.  The hardest/longest part was sewing on the beads.  But since I LOVE BEADS it was cool.
Thanks for checking it out.
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2006 01:35:40 PM »

After looking through your website, I fell in love with this idea. I want to make my mother some of these beautiful scraves. I've been scouring the internet for silk dying techniques, and I think that maybe the reason you think the colors are a bit dull ( I think they are very bright and lovely) is because you did not steam them. I think I read that steaming the silk after it's been dyed is what makes the colors pop.
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2006 02:26:14 PM »

If you're looking for brighter colors try leather dye. But I think your original results are nice too.
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2006 01:27:55 PM »

If you drop epsom salts on the dyed spots as they are drying, you'll get this kind of splotchy effect.  I did a silk painting a few years back, did that, and loved it.
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