This fish is painted on silk with thickened dye and appliquéd to the painted cotton background and then quilted.
SILK PAINTING II Diane Ricks
In Silk Painting I you were introduced to the use of Silk Paints and gutta resist. We did several sample techniques for getting different effects. This session we will be expanding our knowledge of using these versatile paints but doing several new sample techniques.
Your lab fee will supply 1 yard of silk fabric which you will divide to make the various samples. If you wish to bring more fabric for larger or additional samples please do so.
Week 2 you can also use cotton for additional samples if you wish. I will supply the acid dye for Microwave dyeing. I will also bring sun images, stamps, stencils and silk screens for your use.
Week 1__Oct 28____ Using thickened dyes (paints) for free form and brush painting. Sample # 1 we will freely brush on the thickened dye and then detail after it has dried. In Sample # 2 we will brush paint a specific design. You will need a frame at least 20” X 24”, tacks or clips brushes.
Week 2__Nov 4_________ Seta Color or Dyna Flow background with sun images
(Hope the sun is shining) painting, or applying stamped, stenciled or painted images to the sun printed surface.
Week # 3__Nov 11________ Microwave dyeing the background and stamp, stencil,or screen print images over the dyed
background. If you have favorite stamps, screens or stencils bring them.
Week # 4__Nov18_________Introduction to using your original designs to have yardage digitally printed.
Since we will be making samples of a smaller size you may want to have yardage made for a larger project. There are many online companies that do this. I will show you how you can create and upload your work to have it printed.
Please check the blog each week for information and if additional instructions or supplies are listed. Thank you.