Start with a piece of Dupioni silk fabric. Prepare a palette (we used a paper plate) with some GOLDEN Interference Gold (fine) Acrylic (coming soon to The Shoppe at Somerset...watch for it here!). Squeeze some Quinacridone Gold near the Interference Gold, and blend together with a foam brush, loading more Interference Gold on one side of the brush, and gradually adding more of the Quin Gold. Brush the paints onto the silk, blending as you wish. This paint gives great coverage on the silk. Add more Quin Gold and work back into the previous color.
Continue with other colors of the Quinacridone Fluid Acrylics and Interference Gold, blending as you wish and working each one into the previous color. For this sample we used Quinacridone Crimson, then Quinacridone Magenta, and finally Golden Quinacridone Red paint to complement the Quinacridone Gold.
You’ll be amazed at the results you get from this technique. After it has dried, you have a one-of a-kind piece of art fabric, and the texture of the fabric now has a paper-like quality. StazOn ink works well for stamping on the painted silk. Foil can also be applied to the surface using a small heating tool or foil glue. Embellishments can be sewed or glued on to the silk making it appealing for both paper and fabric projects.
Can’t you just see this fabric as a cover for an art journal, or as the base for a stamped and collaged creation?