You love silk - you love its beauty, its delicacy, its light soft feel - no wonder, it is the noblest of fabrics. Don't worry that it may be too delicate: with Setasilk you can easily paint on silk since its colours are fixed simply by ironing. With Setasilk, you can paint on silk with ease. There are 24 colours that can be mixed or used directly from the bottle to obtain bright refined tones. Take the plunge!
Quality: Water based colours, vivid and intense for painting on silk. Fluid, they fuse on silk.
Surfaces: all types of silk.
Colour mixability: can be mixed together.
Drying time: air dry in a few minutes.
Dilution: Setasilk Thinner.
Opacity: Transparent colours
Fixing: Press on the reverse side of the fabric for 5 minutes using an iron set on the “cotton” position.
Care (for decorated fabrics): 48 hours after fixing, colours resist handwashing and dry cleaning.
Tool cleaning: Soap and water.
Setasilk is used as a traditional colour and works on all types of silk: twill, pongé, crêpe de Chine,crêpe georgette, damask silk. Very easy to use, it can be fixed simply by ironing, Setasilk colourssuit all silk painting techniques: outlines, salt sprinkling technique, watercolour, sun technique, waxbatik, mahaju technique. They retain the silk's flexibility and offer a palette of rich, refined tones and great brightness. Do not hesitate to go over to the wet colour for good unison. Before being worked, silk must be either stretched on a frame or placed on a fleece and fixed with anadhesive. This solution is more convenient for media such as neckties. For large works, fixed in an oven: 5 min at 150 °C is recommended. Setasilk colours can be used with anairbrush.