Painted “Silk” Shapes
Grade Level: 3, 4, 6, 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.