Tried a portion of the technique I learned in a 'Silk Resist Stamp' class a couple months ago from a local artist... plus an accidental discovery that pretty wet paints/salts provides alot of color flow/push. Dye-na-Flow silk paints are applied from finger-tip spray bottles to the lightly H2O-dampened & loosly finger-gathered scarf. Leave no material white. Sprinkle coarse rock salt over the still gathered/pleated scarf. Spritz with more water to further dampen to your desire. Set aside to dry. Brush off salt once the scarf has dried (save the salt as you can re-use it on the next scarf you make). Iron the scarf to heat-set your colors. Rinse the heat-set scarf out in water. Hang to dry then iron. No 2 will EVER be the same. I add beaded fringe to most my silk scarves.
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2005 GMT Views: 525