Carol R. Eaton Designs

Carol R. Eaton Designs

Friday, March 18, 2016

Hand Painted Silk + Sharpie Markers!

Over the past few months I've made a number of silk pieces using Sharpie Markers and Rubbing Alcohol. I wondered what would happen if I combined the Sharpie technique with painted silk. 
After heat setting the paint I placed the silk in a large quilting hoop.

I randomly added color with the markers.
I dropped rubbing alcohol on the markers allowing the colors to spread and meander.
This is a different color combo than the example above but the same technique.
The end result is a light and airy piece!
Give it a try and share your results! You'll get hooked! 

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Carol! I haven't done much silk painting, just dyeing. And don't think I have tried the sharpie/alcohol technique on silk. May have to set some time aside to try this... very attractive!

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    1. Judy - you will love the results on silk! It's an instant gratification technique!

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  2. Love, Love, Love! I've done sharpie/alcohol on cotton but never thought about trying it on silk. On my to do list! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Question, Carol... are you using Seta Colors for the painted silk?

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    1. Yes - I use Seta Color when painting on silk or cotton.

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  4. Beautiful, Carol. I was going to make a scarf today using markers and alcohol. Good timing.

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  5. Is it colorfast, can it be washed and keep?

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    1. I haven't washed the fabric... I heat set the markers feeling I would spot clean as needed vs tossing in the washer. I hope this helps!

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  6. Thank you so much for this tutorial..... have been trying to find the recipe for these lovely design.

    Silk Organza Fabric NYC

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