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Topic: Writing or drawing on silks
Message: Posted by: dennisspeaks (Jun 28, 2006 09:16PM)
What medium works best for drawing on silks?
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jun 29, 2006 10:54AM)

As soon as you master the search function here on The Magic Café, you will find loads of good posts on the subject scattered throughout The Café posts.

Give it a shot. It's a great tool.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: Regan (Jun 30, 2006 01:31PM)
You can try Sharpies. I have done it before and it works pretty good. The ink will 'bleed' a little so it was tough to get really sharp, crisp lines. The finer point sharpies might be better for the outlining.

Whatever you decide to use, I would suggest testing it on a cheap or worn silk and see how it goes. Of course the ink from Sharpies or most any permanent marker is going to bleed through silk fabric, so I just do an identical design on both sides. Watch out because the design will be 'mirrored' on the reverse side, therefore written words, symbols, etc. will be reversed on one side of the silk.

I wish my artistic skills were better because I am getting ready to try a design soon. We'll see what happens.

Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jul 1, 2006 10:05PM)

Are you using an embroidery ring to keep the backs of the silks from touching anything as you draw? It may reduce the bleed to something more acceptable.

Lucy can draw them while she is sitting in the car seat as we travel. (Of course she can do corrective surgery repairs too.)

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: Regan (Jul 2, 2006 04:08PM)

That is a great idea! I will try that the next time.

I am not the artist Lucy is, and the only corrective surgery I have done is splinter removal. I'm not counting on a perfect job, but I know your tip will help.


Message: Posted by: mtso2000 (Jul 3, 2006 08:05AM)
I use a sharpie (fine tip). I also use the regular tip sharpies in I want to use differenet colors