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Re: Gesso-ing ties?

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Tom Johnsen (koordt)
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 07:31:03 -0700


Tom Johnsen writes: painting ties with gesso will definitely make them
stiff. A fabric paint (I suppose several coats might get a white tie).
The question is do you want them stiff?

Sharon Barrett Kennedy wrote:
>
> Just a quick question--do you paint all surfaces of the tie with gesso? I
> assume you'd have to for it to look right, but I just wonder if it would
> make it too stiff to tie, and then would the gesso flake off onto a shirt?
> I'm intrigued by the idea, but want to figure out the logistics before
> trying it--especially if it's used as a functional item. Thanks!
>
> Sharon
>
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