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Paint your town on a scarf!

Added Oct 9, 2011

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






I would like to experiment with silk painting. This is a first step, and instead of silk I used a similar-feel fabric, although synthetic.

I used black and bronze silk paints and a brush (free hand painting). I applied a ribbon all around the “painting” to give it more definition. The paint was set through non-steam ironing. This can now be washed by hand, the colours will not run.

This was a first attemp, there will some more, hopefully more successful.

The scarf has alreday turned into a present for a local councillor.

Material Notes

silk paints, brush, organza ribbon, silk (or like, sheer fabric)


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    Nov 16, 2011, 08.44 PMby mirela

    OMG! I love this! i want one of Cluj!

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      Nov 21, 2011, 11.13 PMby Irina Schwab

      Thanks, I haven’t been round Burda for a while, nice to see you here again!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 10.02 PMby Irina Schwab

    Hi there, I used DYLON fabric paint from Hobbicraft. You can also find them in large department stores like John Lewis or House of Fraser. They are excellent, because the fabric is left soft after painting & ironing. I will look into Jaquard textile paints, never heard of them! Thank you for the tip.

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    Oct 11, 2011, 07.52 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Very pretty! What brand paint did you use? it appears to be metallic. I do a lot of fabric painting and have found the best to be Jacquard textile paints.

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