fwilliams fwilliams
Hi,

I have extra Jacquard Marbling Color in the bottles, can I use it to paint on a silk scarf? If so do I need to add anything to it or thin it? Do I need to prepare the silk fabric? I have never painted on silk. Do I set it the same as the marbling fabric?

Thank you for any help. I will be doing this with 7th and 8th grade students.

Frances
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.
Yes, you can use the Marbling Color to paint on fabric. It will have a bit of a hand to it as it is a fairly thick medium for silk, but you can thin it - up to 25% with water to lighten the hand. Simply heat set as you would normally with the Marbling Color.

have fun!
annette
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fwilliams fwilliams
Annette, thank you for the quick response. Do I need to pretreat the fabric with mordant (alum-water) before it is painted on or is that just for the marbling process?

Thanks, Frances
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
Hi Frances,

No pretreatment is necessary when painting - the mordant is needed only for the marbling process.

ta,
annette
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fwilliams fwilliams
Thank you!!
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