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« on: December 10, 2006 01:39:29 AM »

HM okay well for X-Mas I want to stencil on a tie for my dad.
So I just found this plain silk tie from target

But I don't know if it would work to stencil acrylic on silk and then iron it? Can you even iron silk??

What about acrylic mixed with textile medium?

Please help~ Grin
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2006 05:24:33 AM »

You can iron silk.

I would not use fabric paint on silk.  Silk takes dye very well.  There is an entire process of silk-resist painting with dye.  Not actually paint.  The resist is a clear or brown rubbery material in a squeeze bottle.  You mark out the design you want, let dry, then put the dye in the lines.  The dye stops bleeding at the resist.  Then you dry-clean or hand wash (depending on the type of resist) and all the resist marks become white (fabric-colored) lines. 

Hope this helps.

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