The salt effect never ceases to amaze my students when we try it on one of my silk painting courses!
It's quite a simple technique but makes a fantastic effect and can be used in many ways. It's not always reproducible or easy to determine exactly how it will come out, which is part of its charm.
Salt you can use:
You can use any salt! I have tried the following:
Tips to get a good effect:
I find that salt gives more dramatic effects with ironfix paints than with steamfix dyes.
Projects you could try with salt:
Have fun, and please do check out my silk painting courses!
Have you done silk painting and used salt? Post your pictures and comments here - I'd love to see them!
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Experienced silk painter, glass fuser, teacher, enthusiastic and inspirational.