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Salted Silk Scarf

by Judi


Directions:
1. Stretch silk scarf on stretcher system or stretcher bars to fit scarf.
2. Evenly spray entire surface of stretched scarf with water so that the fabric is wet but not dripping.
3. With first dye color, using a 1" foam brush, begin to paint your design free-hand onto the wet silk surface. Note: do not dilute your dye colors, pastels will not work with salt, when too much water is added to dye the salt effect is only slight, if at all.
4. Working quickly so wet silk doesn't dry, apply colors #2 and #3, slightly overlapping or just touching each other on the silk.
5. Using silk salt or rock salt, sprinkle onto silk colors just applied. Put the salt between the colors to encourage them to blend together. (Overall, Judi used about a quarter of a 2 oz. jar of silk salt.)
6. Continue to apply dye and salt while making sure the unpainted silk is still wet. You may have to re-spray the remaining silk with water again if it has dried (only spray the unpainted, unsalted surface).
7. Complete painting and allow to slowly dry. Keep in a cool location to allow slow drying and thereby insuring more dramatic salt effects. Do not move frame until scarf is completely dry.
8. With a cardboard scraper, gently loosen and scoop dried salt from painted surface of scarf.
9. Remove scarf from frame and steam set (see silk steamset directions in catalog or on our website).
10. Wear and enjoy!

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