Silk painting itself sounds very creative, as creating an art on fabric with silk as the canvas is really artistic. Now, before you go with your paintings and brushes, you need to know how silk painting is actually done. There is nothing unusual about the painting, it is a direct paint-on method with specific dyes and paints. These dyes and paintings that are meant for silk painting, are applied to the silk fabric and are even spread. A huge variety of hues are used, depending upon the painting. The colors are merged in such a way that they become an integral part of the fabric using soft and smooth strokes. Moreover, another point need to be focused is that the silk paintings are preferably painted on silk fabric unlike other paintings that are done on canvas.
Silk painting has never been easier with fabric mate marks. But yes a beautiful addition to any home decor can be added by using some simple techniques and a selection of coordinating colors. To get started with this, you just need to collect and assemble the required materials and a set of colors on a work table and it is always advisable to cover the area with newspaper or plain newsprint to avoid any sort of stains. And the best part is here is no need to set the color after it has dried. Using salt is not necessary but it creates a nice mottled texture.
Now thinking of silk painting fabric is a must. The timeless appeal, elegance and the silk fabric chosen speak volumes about this exquisite art. Here is a complete guide of silk fabrics that can be painted upon:
Crepe de chine: A graceful drape with a slightly crinkled texture.
Silk dupion: Intermittent silk slugs in a shimmer texture.
Silk Habotai: A lightweight silk and is quite smooth.
Silk organza: Organza is quite a crisp silk with sheer transparency.
Raw silk: A natural colored and textured silk.
Flat crepe: Lustrous shine with slight crepe texture.
Crepe back suit satin: This is silk satin with crepe back.
Silk velvet: A texture with silk backing and plush rayon pile finish.
Silk twill: A kind of shimmer silk with twill.
Silk gauze: This one is really light, sheet gauze.
Silk chiffon: This is sheer silk with crepe-like texture.
Decore satin: Rayon silk face with silk backing.
Now, what are you waiting for, select any of the fabrics according to your requirement and start painting a canvas for your home.