Painted “Silk” Shapes

painted silk shapes

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

The production and commerce of decorated silk fabrics began thousands of years ago in China. This project introduces fine-mesh polyester as a silk-like fabric for painting. Form a wire shape as a support and paint with transparent liquid acrylic color. Finished pieces are flexible and may be heat-set for outdoor display.

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