You have many options for supplies depending on your purpose.
Things to consider are:
silk dyes or silk paints
setting silk by iron, steam, chemical
resist such as gutta, water based resist, solvent based and how to remove or leave in
I recommend you read books or save yourself a lot of trial and error by taking the Online Silk Painting Course.
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This was from a discussion on Silk Painting Gallery Network.
Everyone had some really great solutions!
I would like to ask you how do you remove wax from silk.
Before I was using JAVANA for painting on silk. To remove wax I was putting my scarve between newspapers and I was ironing it. So couple of times I had to change newspapers, and I found this way to remove wax quite easy. It was only one way I tried.
I heard some people puting silk in hot water.
Now I want to try my new DUPONT colors. And I have no idea what is the best way to remove wax.
So please shape your experience, I would be vary gratfull to you!
|On The Silk Painting Gallery NetworkI was asked about the melting temperature for wax. Different waxes have different temperatures in which they will melt. Short rule of thumb is to use the lowest temperature to melt the wax and stay liquid. If you see smoke it is way too hot!
I use a fondue pot with a thermostat on it to regulate the temperature. You might try a small electric skillet or a crock pot if you can see the exact temperature on it.
There have been much discussion on soy wax lately so let’s start there.
When painting or applying wax if you see it turn white as you are applying it has cooled off too much. You must paint quickly. I usually hold a plate under my brush to keep the wax from falling on silk before I intend it to.
These instructions are from one supplier: Prochemical
Please read directions carefully before starting. Continue reading Hot Wax
With silk painter Francine Dufour Jones