FUN! Made this scarf in a class from a local artist a few months back. 1. Iron a blank white silk scarf onto the slick side of white freezer paper. 2. Stamp the scarf... we used foam stamps (like those found at Michael's). For the 'resist' ink: Elmer's School Glue (WATER soluble, the blue-ish gel kind). 3. Allow stamped images to fully dry then peel the scarf off the freezer paper. 4. Dye-na-flow paints are applied from finger-tip spray bottles to the lightly H2O-dampened & loosly finger-gathered/pleated scarf, leaving no white fabric. 5. Immediately sprinkle some coarse rock salt over the still gathered/pleated scarf, set aside and allow to dry. 6. Brush salt off dry scarf (save salt, you may re-use it on your next scarf). 7. Iron the scarf to heat-set the paints. 8. Rinse the heat-set scarf out in water (you will get some color run-off, that's the paints on the 'resist ink/glue', along with the water-soluble glue washing away). 9. Hang to dry then iron wrinkles out. 10. I embellish most my silk scarves with beaded fringe.
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2005 GMT Views: 1716
Registered: November 7, 2004 Location: Milpitas, CA (San Jose/San Francisco area) Posts: 1595
Mon, May 02, 2005 @ 8:26 AM
Dye-na-Flow silk paints can be purchased over the internet from Dharma Trading Co (www.dharmatrading.com). Occasionally they can be found else where (Michael's). (The posted scarves are what I had left after selling most at a boutique this past weekend... think Mother's Day).
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Registered: July 31, 2003 Location: Kannapolis, NC Posts: 11770
Mon, May 02, 2005 @ 4:56 PM
What a great and wonderful scarf! Thanks so much for sharing all of it. TFS Shirley