It's been done for centuries in Asia, it's been big in Europe for years and now painting on silk has become very popular in the U.S. Partly it's because silk is such an amazing fabric and more available now than ever before. But much of the interest is due to the French Serti technique for applying the dye to the silk - it has everything going for it - it's easy, it's clean, it's fun, and you get startlingly beautiful results.
So you want to know how to get started silk painting, you are in the right place! The basic traditional silk painting uses a resist to outline the design on the silk and it is then filled in with paint or dye. Despite being so simple sounding there is lots of variation and additional techniques to add texture and dimension to your work. Check out the links below to get started learning more about silk painting.
Create a colorful and interesting silk scarf for spring in less than 5 minutes!
This is a fun simple project, great for kids and adults as a way to learn the Serti technique of silk painting.
The possibilities are endless with these easy custom luminaries!