Re: Silk as a Painting Surface?
see my website - click on the menu called silk - all the rest is acrylic. There is special silk dyes specifically for silk - they work like watercolors on steroids, insane bleeding and much more intense colors and saturation. Beautiful effects can be achieved with salt, other minerals, gutta (the lines that hold the bleeding)....
*Important notes - you can not just paint on them and be done. They have to be specially steamed or chemically set. Otherwise a drop of water will ruin your painting. Yes, you can stretch them just like canvas - well, sort of, I put a piece of white cotton behind the silk and then stretch the two of them together over the stretches - in large sizes.
*silks will fade, especially in direct sunlight. Sort of like a leather sofa.
*there is a forum here on WC, don't remember the title - textiles maybe, take a look.