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RE: Silk painting/ church banners


From: Hillmer, Jan (hillmjan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jul 18 2003 - 09:59:27 PDT

In all seriousness, were I in your shoes, I'd take a little time to do some experiementing with 1or 2yd lengths - Polyester lining type fabric (much cheaper than silk), also interfacing, some lightweight muslin, and some silk. Some of the paints I'd try would be regular acrylic, fabric paints ( Pebeo or Jacquard). I'd also try some areas predampened, some dry. See for a good company to work with. Some considerations are how the fabric hangs when dry (Does it pucker? Do you want that effect?) How it looks from across the sanctuary/chapel - are the colors bright enough? Do the colors and design work with the decor of the church? Do the colors work symbolically with your art and the purpose of the day\banners? '
That's some of the stuff I usually consider for my banners (up to 6' x 10')
(Did you check out Nancy Chinn? )

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Jude&Frank []
        Sent: Fri 7/18/2003 11:46 AM
        To: ArtsEdNet Talk
        Subject: Re: Silk painting

        Yeah, we actually did discuss that{:-)
        -but were also hoping to get some fabric and paint media rec.
> What about Tyvec ;-D
> Jan
> Subject: Silk paintin
             I'm hoping someone can give me suggestions for what materials to look
        for. I am going to work with another artist on some banners for a worship
        shape and have no experience with silk painting, but we agree this is the
        approach & look we'd like to try. My questions are: what are some materials
        (fabric & paint wise) to use which might be less costly & still look great?
        These banners will end up being somewhat sizable, and we will experiment a
        bit ahead of time, but want to hold costs down. What are potential glitches
        to be aware of?
> Thanks in advance!
> Jude
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