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Re: Silk painting/ church banners


From: Donald Arcement (arcement_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Jul 19 2003 - 11:02:01 PDT

"Ditto" from Idus in southern Mississippi, I'd love to see a picture of your
church banners.

Thanks for mentioning this,
Idus in southern Mississippi (about an hour from New Orleans going east)

> Please post some pictures when you finish! When is this for? What are
you planning?
> Jan
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> From: Jude&Frank []
> Sent: Fri 7/18/2003 5:20 PM
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> Subject: Re: Silk painting/ church banners
> Jan,
> I did check out Nancy Chinn-awesome stuff & coincidentally, the woman
> I'm working with had one of those books, with pages marked. I really
> appreciate the suggestions, because we worked on some banners about 6
> ago-spent quite a bit of time drawing the images first on some pretty fine
> fabric and then were dismayed when the paint bled uncontrollably-so you
> that nail on the head-(and for that project, we went to canvas).
> The banners will hang in a space which is incredibly high and so we
> go, like 10 feet or more if we want. The worship space is pretty empty in
> this area, (it's at the rear of the room) and the room is large, with a
> ceiling. We are looking at this as an installation which will remain up
> a while. It's a real pain in the butt to anchor whatever art goes up, so
> are also trying to problem solve that aspect (with suggestions from an
> engineer).
> Please know I appreciate very much your suggestions-thanks for the links!
> Jude
> > 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
> See for a good company to work with. Jan
> > (Did you check out Nancy Chinn? )
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