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Silk Scarf 202: Green Label Paints edition

Anastasia Machinski, OursForAll

Silk Scarf 202: Green Label Paints edition

Anastasia Machinski, OursForAll

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9 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Green Label Paints by Jacquard

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Stretching the Scarf

    • 4. Creating the Border

    • 5. Border: Resist Outline

    • 6. Design on : AutoFade Pen

    • 7. Permanent Water-Based Resist

    • 8. Green Label Jacquard Painting

    • 9. Permanent Dyeset Concentrate

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A lot of pros use GREEN LABEL Paints by Jacquard for their creations. I thought I'd research this paint and give you a lesson on the ins and outs of this particular paint for silk and how to properly Dyeset it after you're finished painting your scarf - so the paint is set in the silk and doesn't run/bleed every time you wash it. 

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1. Green Label Paints by Jacquard: Hello, welcome back, Anastasia here. And I would love to teach you how to paint one of these beautiful silk scarves on your own. And my latest skill share class. And this class will be using new paints, its Jaccard green label celled color. Pains. In a way, these paints are different because they have to be set by special dye set solution after you've painted your scarf. And actually a lot of pros who paying these beautiful silk scarves use these. So I thought, why don't I walk you through it from start to finish and you can create your own starting now. 2. Materials: All right, now what are we going to need for this class? Well, for my scarf specifically, I chose 22 by 22 silk scarf. It's habitus silk or it's called cut cap machine silk scarf, its hand, hand. So it's a good idea to iron this scarf and to wash it as well. Wash verse and then iron just to get rid of whatever chemicals might be in the scarves to keep it as nice as it is right now. Now once you have your silk scarf, it's a good idea to find some stretch her bars so you can buy stretcher bars on Amazon, you local art store put them together. Obviously the stretcher bars bigger than the scarf. So in my case, I'm using those big frame. And we actually did ourselves for this frame yourselves. Or you can have whatever size frame you want. But make sure the frame is bigger than the scarf so you can really stretch out the silk. Now this class is different from any other class because it's the first time I'm using specific pains. It's a show cards green label, so colors. So in order to use this paint, when you're done the painting, you have to set it so it doesn't leak and or run. When you watch the scarf over and over again, you have to set it with permanent dye, said concentrate. Concentrate. You actually use quite a bit of this concentrate. So this bottle was good for two scarves, Just so you guys know. Then it's very important when you are using this concentrate that you have disposable rubber gloves to protect your hands and you have some goggles to protect your eyes. Now, we will need, in this case and to go for gold. So I'm using a permanent water-based or card resist. And I transferred over into an applicator bottle. And this applicator bottle has a specific tip, applicator tip that I used. These types come in different sizes. I personally prefer anything with a size of 0.7. diameter. And higher the higher the diameter, the easier it is to apply. But you've gotta be really careful that doesn't come out way too much. Also, a good tip is to use your cards auto fade pen. Basically use this pen on the cell to outline your design. And if you made a mistake or you don't like something and you want to change your design completely. All you do is just add a little bit of water and the stub disappears on the silk. So it's magical. Now you will need some scissors and obviously you'll need masking tape. It's really important to stretch the silk coat and just to help you with anything basically. Now you will need some basic paper like printer paper on which you'll just pay, draw your design. You'll outline design with a darker marker just to make sure that you can see this design underneath the silk. And then once you have your design where it is, you will just outline it with the blue out of a pen on the silicon. You are ready to get started. When it comes to the stretcher bars, it's a good idea to lift your drawing onto something. So I just use these plastic Cox and this way the fabric won't be too close the table. Another important thing you love your table, so please protect it. So I have this plastic protecting covering on the table. And last but not least, it's your brushes and little tip on how to take care of your brushes. It's a good idea to have two cups of water. So one is for the dirty cup like the darkness concentrated color. And then you brush it again in the second Copan, it's a lighter one. So basically one to Paul give you when you put you don't want to have too much water in the cup. The reason why is because it ruins your brushes, so you'll want to protect your brushes. So you wanna make sure there's enough water just for the bristles itself and the metal tip. But you don't want to have water where the woods starts going into the water and that's how if that happens, that's basically how you ruin your brushes. So yeah, that's basically it. Join me for the next part. By 3. Stretching the Scarf: Let's start with stretching out the silk scarf. The first thing you wanna do with the scarf is you want to wash it just because there are some chemicals in the scarf that set it to look as nice that it is. So you want to wash it really quick and then iron it. And now you're ready to stretch the scarf. As you see, I raised my frame a little bit higher. And the reason why that is so that the silicon doesn't touch the table. So you do want to raise your silk up a little bit. As you can see now, I'm starting to cut up Scotch tape pieces. There are different length depending how much a frame you need. So I start, I have a few smaller pieces and a few larger pieces to stretch out the entire scarf. To help use dry chose the scar. All you wanna do is cut out for longer pieces and you grab each end of the scarf and you just stick it on top of the silicon, you stretch it out so it's already uplifted and ready for you to be pinned down with a Balkan. So here the ball pins, there are many different kinds. Make sure they're not too thick, otherwise it's really hard to go right through the edge and outside of the tape, through the edge again. And here's how we want to go ahead and put the pin through the tape, through the edge of the scarf and back out. Now make sure you're living that tip out. You don't want that Ted pushed in because if you do that, you will have sections of your scar that are not penetrated with a die. Now you're all set up to go ahead and stretch out the entire scarf. Start with those four squares first, just to get full support of all the edges on the four corners. And then you can go ahead and stretch out the scarf. One thing I would suggest, when you are stretching the scar from one side to the other side, don't stretch them directly across from each other. Make sure you stagger the pins. So let's say one pin goes through here on the other side, it would just be a smidge over, so they're not overlapping, but they have some space. And last but not least, when you are at the stage about to stretch out the entire scarf, don't stretch it out to two hard, okay. You want to stretch out the perfect square and it will be a little bit soft, but that's okay for the stage. 4. Creating the Border: Now let's create this beautiful border. In my case over here, I created a double border. And to get this border nice and straight, I'll show you a few tips and tricks how to get that done. In order to create the perfect squares border, you have to make sure that your scarf is not too stretched out because when it is way too stretched out, you see little peaks and valleys and that's what we don't want. That's why we don't want to stretch the scarves too hard, just nice and soft to make sure you have a perfect line going right through and four sides. That way you'll be able to draw it out perfectly and you'll have the perfect square. Now you're going to grab your best friend, the autophagy Jaccard, pen or pencil. If you can't get a hold of this pen, pencil works as well. However, do keep in mind that those pencil marks don't really leave. They kind of stay on the scarf. However, if you have the pen, you're, it's perfect. And grab your second best friend, which is the masking tape. The easiest way to make your lines is to use the masking tape and use basically a place it all over the scarf and all you do, you slightly tap it onto the scarf. And you can go ahead and draw with the blue pen. It's a special pleasure CodePen. Remember if you made an accidental mistake, it's okay. This pen will disappear once you wash the scar. Where if you really wanted to, you can go ahead and use some water on the brush and it'll erase the design. Just remember, once you do have the water and the scarf, let it dry before you use the pen again. And very slowly but surely you'll get your border ready and all setup. Just make training a dog brash and take it easy. 5. Border: Resist Outline: Now onto the fun part, painting the border. In this class, I decided to use a permanent gold resist. So thus resists won't wash out. In fact, it will stay on the scarp after you've painted it. And that's actually the effect that I wanted. Gold looks just beautiful and Jaccard product is very nice. So one tip I'll give you in order for the resist to flow really easy when you're applying it. You don't have to squeeze out your muscles to too much heated up. So run the puppet under some hot water for a couple of seconds and minutes and you're ready to get started. Really important tip when you have your pipette and you'd just told printed up, try and go with the line a little bit on some tissue paper just so nothing spurts out onto the silk fabric as you're just starting out. As you're starting to paint. I hope it doesn't get too uncomfortable of where to put your second hand or where to hold your dominant hand with which you're painting. So one tip I'll give you is it's a good idea to have support for your dominant hand with which you're painting. One tip I'll give you is try and put it on a blog or a yoga blog or book, something to support your dominant hand with which you're painting. One of my good friends actually suggested to make a massive long block so you can hold your entire arm underneath the frame. And that will really give you lots of support. And the lines will be going really smoothly, very straight, no breaks. So yeah, something to try. I did do a double border in this case, so I started out an inner border first and then I went to head and at the second border just to make sure that I don't smudge and I did go into a clockwise direction. It's really important to now give this border a chance to dry. So I would give it an overnight dry couple of hours. So you're ready. 6. Design on : AutoFade Pen: Now we're on to putting on the whatever design you choose. So when you are drawing the design, I suggest just grabbing any printer paper and basically you want to tape it all together so the size of the paper is equal to the size of the scarf. So you can go ahead and put the paper right underneath the scar. And you just tape it underneath. And you'll be able to see the design. One thing before you start doing that, remember that your scarf is slightly soft and you can really push through it. That's not how we want to be painting on a scar. Well on the scarf to be nice and springy and stretched out really tightly. So as you can see over here, I'm stretching out the scarf to make sure it's nice and tight. Now you grab your design and you can put a right under the silk and you can see that you can really see the design nicely breakthrough. One of the things and tips that you might want to do when you're doing the design on the paper suggests using a darker markers so you can see the design nicely under the silk. One thing I noticed here that it would be easier for me if I cut out each one of the chess pieces and tape it underneath the silk that way because it would just make things easier for me. Because I don't really have much of the design going on in the center of the paper. So here I am cutting it out. And I decided to keep the squiggly lines and I decided to use those lines for every single one of my prints. Once you design is all cut up, you can go ahead and figure out the placement of where you want it to go. And all you do is just grab some masking tape and you gently push the masking tape onto this silk. And when all of the designs that are ready and under the silicon, you can go ahead and trace the moment as you are tracing out your design. And I do suggest stabilizing the hand again with a little block. And as you can see, I'm being really nice and easy with the Jaccard auto fit pen. I don't quite care to too much if it's not perfect. But basically the only thing that will matter in the end is the actual outlines of the resist. Now once you've drawn your design, what the auto fade pan, you can go ahead and remove design underneath. I personally saved these chess pieces for you guys. So here you can also see that how the pen actually works. If you've made a mistake and you wanna get rid of the design, you just add some water to your brush. And I'm basically erase this out the design. Now once you do want to paint the design over at the blue pen again, just make sure that spot as dry. And you can go ahead and draw over it again. But it's really neat. 7. Permanent Water-Based Resist: And we're ready to apply the gold resist onto the entire scarf. One of the biggest things I like to do so I don't smudge my resist as I were clockwise or right to left. So as it gets started, I make sure my hand is all stable or support myself at the left-hand holding onto the table. Again, once you do open up the puppet for the first time, do pour some of their national resist onto some paper towel so you don't get a burst of resist unto yourself. Once you've done that, you can go ahead and freely apply the resist all over your design. One thing that I kind of messed over here is I applied all the chess pieces and only Ben, I started doing squiggly lines. Please be careful to make sure that you don't want smudge the resist that's on the chess pieces. So you really have to almost be an, an air as you're squeezing out the resist. One thing that does help is if you have warmed up the resist and it'll go more smoothly. One solve the resist is applied. Please let it dry for a couple of hours and then you'll be ready to apply the paint. 8. Green Label Jacquard Painting: Now on to the best part, applying paint. I did start with a border here first. I usually like to start with the border. It's a good idea and best practice to not start with the paint right away. First you might wanna go and just use brush and plain water with which you've just outlined the border to make sure that no water slips through the resist and you know that there are no breaks in your resist. In this case, I didn't do that simply because I knew ahead of buffer, I had that extra second layer of the border. So if you did slip through, I could improvise and make it other black border. So yeah, there are many different options, but it's just best practice is try it out with water first, make sure the borders are solid, and then you can go ahead and paint. What's your paints? Now, as mentioned, these are green label Jaccard paint. You paint with them just as you would with any other fabric paints. One thing I've noticed is that these paints flow really nicely on this. Ok. You don't need the wet on wet technique to achieve a lot of the flowy motions that you would with other pains. So what I've done here is in the beginning after completing the border, I went and I did wet on dry silk painting first. And then I added water on top just to get some flowing going. So there's not a whole lot wet on wet painting on the scarf there it's, but these paints are very gentle like they really sit through the fabric very, very fast. And you can achieve a lot. Actor. You've put on the paint, on the dry silk first. And then you can add some water drops to see how the paint spreads on the fabric, which is actually very beautiful. The reason why prose like using these paints is because these paints a thought to sip into the molecules of the silk fabric and stay there. Versus it's thought that some of the other pains, in a way they sit on top of the silk. So we're talking molecular level. I have noticed that if I wanted to use dark colors by PEBO or Jaccard, Sita, silk, and Dinah flow. I have noticed that the darker colors do tend to be a little stiffer versus when I finish this scar and dried it and washed it and set it, it was very lightened, flowy. So that's the benefit of using these paints and that's why a lot of pros actually use these panes is to achieve that flowing this of the color that we're used to with lighter colors that Diana flow or soda silk provide. So actually was quite enjoyable and you don't actually use a lot of these paints. So I've used this bottle for too scarves are ready and it's eight ounce bottle, I believe, or two out. It's a two islands bottle. And it really I really views just 1-6 of it. So yeah, and as you can see here, I started painting the chest figures and I just simply did wet and dry chest pieces. I didn't add any water to it and they turned out gorgeous. Like the color really stays even after you've set it and washed it. So yeah. 9. Permanent Dyeset Concentrate : Now, after night has past few hours led the pain fully said for 24 hours, if you can you can go ahead and take it off the frame. Once it's the frame, Now this is where the fun begins. How do we set this silk scarf? First of all, the resist that we used needs to be set by ironing. So we are ironing the silk scarf because of those gold resists, but I used, so when your ironing, Make sure you flip it over to the other side. Otherwise, you will stare that resist onto that iron of yours and it won't be good. So flip it over to the other side and you want to set it for five minutes. So make sure you go over that resist really nicely for five minutes. And now the moment that we've all been waiting for, so these grain label SELC paints, how do we use them? First of all, in order to use the special permanent dye set concentrate, you need to put on gloves and goggles because there are some caution that's written right on the bottle and may cause skin irritation. Avoid unhealthy eating skin contact. So and there's a warning message as well. So please be very careful when you are using the solution. So this bottle was only good for two scarves. So you actually need quite a bit of this permanent dissects content. So what it dilutes is two tablespoons per 30 militia water. I needed 300 mils of water. So you need to be able to cover the entire silk scarf and the solution. And the silk scarf can't, has to be flowing inside the solution. So that meant that I needed 20 tablespoons of this solution. And that's exactly what I'm doing here. I'm putting in these 20 the tablespoons. In fact, I didn't know and have enough. I only had 15 tablespoons. So if you are going to be painting with these green label silk paints and you're gonna be creating quite a lot of scarce with them. You gotta make sure that you're really stock up on us. Concentrate because you need quite a bit off of it. And please use gloves and goggles for those because the solution has some serious warnings on it that you may read. And in fact, the warning states this products can expose you to a cannon Coase, including methanol formaldehyde, which are known to the state of California to cause cancer and developmental harm. For more information, go to www p 65 warnings dot ca, dot GLB. So yeah, please, you have to be very careful with this solution. In fact, I was wearing the gal goals the whole time. I was dealing with a scarf and the gloves anytime I was near the solution or the scarf inside of this solution. Now once your solution is ready, you can go ahead and start dipping your scarf into it. All it takes is just 30 seconds to one minute to die. Set this. That's all it is. And you can see that the water turns black from the paint that we used. So here it is. Now it's ready to go into the wash. What I'm gonna do first is I'm going to go into sank and I'll turn on cool water, which is what's suggested NLM run that cool water in the saying as I wash off the scarf, make sure they are only gently washing the scarf. You don't wanna be rubbing it or scrubbing it against each other. By very, very delicate just wash off under the cool water for a couple of minutes and then you're ready to take it into the washing machine. At first you will notice some grey coming off the black pigment. Don't worry, it's not pigment coming off your scarf. The scarf captains beautiful bridge black color and as just some runoff. So your scarf hasn't lost any of its richness that you've put into it. And as you can see, as time passes, the scarf and the water actually become clearer, clearer. Now as you're about to finish washing the scarf, you can go ahead and just clean up the little pot that you used and you can now take it to the Washington machine. It does say on the instructions to use gentle detergent personally, I didn't do it. I only used water and it worked just fine for me. So just cold water running in the machine. And I watched this car for ten minutes. And once I watch the scarf, I was ready to dry it off. After it's dried, I ironed on back again and the scarf was ready, hasn't lost any of its richness, was flowy and beautiful. So yeah, please share all your results with me. I'd love to see them.