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Silk painting contains the techniques shown below:

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e-mail: silkpainting@birdamlasu.com

 

Silk painting Technics

 

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Salt

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This is a very easy way to adorn your paintings. You can either use salt on the background of your work or put salt to an area bordered with a resist. 

The effect obtained in this technic is by sprinkling course salt to painted wet (damp) fabric. The best effect shows on secondary or tertiary colours like green, purple, orange and different browns. It is difficult to obtain the design exactly as you wanted because every piece of salt sucks the paint in a different degree and creates a very nice design. 

As you can see in the above picture you can sprinkle the salt to the joint area of the two different colours to have them penetrate to each other.

 

      

 

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Alchool

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This is also a very simple technic to work with. To use the alchool on the silk, the painted area should be dried completely. Either you use small brush strokes or use a large sponge to get the nice effects on your design. Mix the alchool  and water for this work. When we touch the mixture on the painted surface the alchool pushes the paint to make a darker border leaving the middle light. 

You can mix a few drop of colour to the alchool mixture to get a light coloured areas instead of colourless. 

Use salt and let the silk dry completely then work with alchool. You will see beautiful effects.

 

 

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Syrup

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Did you think you can only make desert with a heavy syrup? This is a technique I do love very much. 

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Gutta 

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The liquid dyes spread as soon as it touches the silk. To keep the colour in a border we use a resist, mostly gutta. Gutta can be clear or coloured,  thinned with water or with thinner. 

You can colour the gutta to your liking with a tiny bit of "encre typographique"

Use plastic bottles with a metal tip and draw borders to your design. Even one single tread left without gutta will ouze out the colour. 

If we want the gutta not to attract attention we should use gutta the same colour as the design. Otherwise we should use dark colour, or silver or gold colour gutta. 

 

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Stencil

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Spray the dye around a stencil to create the designs. Sometimes we can use different colours to create nice effects.

We shouldn't forget that thick materials sucks more paint then thin fabrics, also they look darker when dyed. 

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Wax (faux batik)

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We paint the first layer lightest colour. Wait for the dye to dry completely.  We cover the areas that we don't want to be coloured with melted wax . Then again we do the same until all the design is painted.

We should be aware of the final colour when we pose the colours on top of each other. For example,red painted over yellow will bring orangy red. 

We should start from the lightest colour.

 

 

Tie-dye

We can start with white silk or we can first dye our silk to a soft colour, tie with a strong tread and dye again to a different colour. Here we use the tread to prevent the dye to reach some areas on the silk.

You see two examples of this method.

 

                                

 

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Bayadere

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Trying our best not to make a border in between colours we draw bands with dye and alchool. These should follow each other without making dark lines. 

After dye is completely dried we may make a design by wax or we may draw a design with gutta. You may even give crackle effect if you use wax then paint the material with darker colour.

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Antifusan

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Few hours before usage mix 1part of gutta to 7 part of thinner (or benzine). Cover the fabric with this solution using a sponge.

Don't forget to ventilate the room well and avoid using anything which will start a fire. 

Let it dry completely.  After drying the fabric can be used as paper. The paint will not spread. 

If we want a coloured background we should use a light colour and paint the silk before covering with the mixture.

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Aquarel

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This technic is the best for scenery paintings. We don't use any resist, or any antifuzan for aquarel. The colours are manipulated by using the wetness of the fabric.

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Marbling

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.Marbling is best to be seen in      http://www.ebristan.com

EBRU; "the dream of water".  You should see the work of Mr. H. Barutçugil to understand the meaning of this phrase. 

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