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Re: Gesso-ing ties?

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Christa Wise (cwise.us)
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 14:44:40 -0500


Enough about old ties.
Order new white silk ties from Dharma for about $4.00 a pop. Seal the top
with a light coat of watered down gesso before painting in acrylic or
fabric paint to keep the "hand" of the silk rather than turning it into a
board.

Or don't seal, and silk screen with fabric paint.

At 06:28 AM 12/15/99 -0500, you 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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