I had a great time tonight painting fireworks on silk, so thought I'd do a very brief run-down of how I did it, in case you want to paint some too!
So, in the following photos you will see I have:
Once it had dried enough, there was one further very important step - if you don't want to have polkadotted fireworks, you need to remove the excess paint from on top of the wax. I do this with the corner of a damp kitchen towel. If you don't do this, when you iron your wax out, the paint will go through to the silk and cover it in little black dots.
The last step in the process will be to iron my piece between layers of old newspaper to remove most of the wax, then wash my piece in "wax out" or shake it in a jar of white spirit (or get it dry cleaned) to remove the residual wax.
After this has been done, my piece will be all nice and soft again, and will be able to be handwashed as normal. The colours will also be brighter as the wax will have been removed.
I hope this is helpful - happy creating!
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