Color Block Silk Scarf

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Make your own wearable art! Create an abstract geometric pattern on a Jacquard Silk Scarf with Jacquard Dye-na-Flow. Dye-Na-Flow is a free-flowing textile paint made to simulate dye with highly concentrated, translucent colors.

Instructions

  1. Assemble stretcher bars to make a frame. Stretch the silk scarf by first securing corners with tri-point pins, then rotating the frame to attach the center of each side of the scarf. Use more pins until scarf is taunt, but not so tight that it pulls holes in the fabric.
  2. Using droppers to transfer color from the bottle to plastic cups, create a 50/50 mixture of Jacquard Dye-na-Flow Turquoise and water. Wet the scarf using a wide brush, then apply a light color background. Allow to dry for 5 minutes until the scarf is just damp.
  3. Paint color blocks (squares and rectangles of varying sizes) using the water and Turquoise mixture and a wide brush. Leave approximately ½" of background color between the color blocks and rotate the frame between making blocks so color flows in a variety of directions. • NOTE: Expect color to bleed and blocks to become soft, irregular shapes. This will enhance the wet-in-wet watercolor-style effect.
  4. In a separate paint cup, make a 50/50 mixture of Jacquard Dye-na-Flow Azure Blue and water. Paint slightly darker color blocks with this color, and rotate the frame between blocks. Again, allow background space to remain between blocks.
  5. Use smaller brush to repeat Step 3 and Step 4 using first Turquoise, then Azure Blue full strength from the jar. Blocks will overlap.
  6. If desired, create small squares of Jacquard Dye-na-Flow Bright Orange for color accents. Place in light areas of the background. Allow to dry completely.
  7. Remove the pins using the included tool. Heat iron to silk setting and iron thoroughly on both sides of the scarf.
  8. Rinse scarf in cold water. Some color may discharge. Hang to dry.