Rainbow scarf: nothing feels as good as luxurious silk!
Imagine it took twelve pounds of cocoons to produce one pound of silk! Silk scarves can be ordered easily and come pre-hemmed in either square or rectangular shapes and different sizes. White silk scarf blanks cost around one dollar, so don't let the word silk scare you and give it a try!
You will need an adult to help with some of this like ironing the silk to a piece of freezer paper to stabilize it while it is being painted.
MATERIALS Pre-hemmed white silk scarf blank (9"X 54" is a good size to start with) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dye-Na-Flow fabric paint [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Assorted brushes [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Freezer paper slightly longer than the scarf [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Roll of paper towels [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] HOW TO 1. Iron wrong side of scarf to the shiny side of freezer paper. Freezer paper has a plastic like coating and when it is heated the scarf will stick to it, making it easier to paint. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 2. Lay the scarf on a flat surface making sure that the surface is protected with a plastic drop cloth. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 3. Dilute paint with water (about 50% paint to 50% water). You are making a wash for the first layer of paint. You can use more or less water to get the shade you want. NOTE: It's a good idea to test your colors on a scrap piece ric before you begin painting your scarf. Keep in mind that colors appear to be several shades darker when they are wet. 4. Line your paints up placing them in order from light to dark. For example start with yellow, orange, magenta, purple, and blue. Start at one end of scarf and paint bands of each color across the width of the scarf. Apply paint to silk with larger brushes using broad sweeping strokes intentionally overlapping the colors as you paint. When you overlap two colors, you create a third color! 5. Once you have painted your scarf, let it dry completely. If you're in a rush you can use a hair dryer ... but not too close! 6. Mark making: Now you are ready to paint darker accents on top of the dried surface. Using a smaller brush and full strength paint, add lines, squiggles, dots, zig zags, squares and any kind of mark you can think of. 7. Once you're finished, let scarf dry before heat setting. 8. Have an adult iron the back of your scarf for ten minutes to heat set the colors.
Dye-Na-Flow fabric Paint,
Telephone: 800 442-0455
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