Painting on Silk
I took a class today on painting on silk. Very interesting and fun too. Juanita Yeager was the instructor. For all of us it was our first attempt at painting on fabric although some of the participants had painting experience. I've never painted anything more complicated than a wall so it was a challenge for me, but Juanita's instruction was great and it all worked out OK.
I haven't quilted my piece yet, but I'm pretty pleased with the painting. We used water colors mixed with soy milk on silk broadcloth that was pre-treated with soy milk. We lightly traced the outline of the pattern, then filled in the spaces and shaded them with the water colors.
I took the class with my quilting friend, Marilyn. We enjoyed it so much that we stopped at the local art shop on the way home and each bought a few tubes of water color paints. I'll be painting on soy-treated muslin though until I feel like I'm good enough at it to go back to silk!