Antoine Saint-Exupery's "The Little Prince" has touched and taught young and old alike for many years. It's a beautiful story graced with insightfully simple artwork.
I came into a blank silk scarf serendipitously, and inspiration struck about a week later. This canvas should be my homage to The Little Prince. The blocked watercolor style of silk painting meshes wonderfully with the illustrations in the book. Additionally, I've been hoping to get back to silk painting for several years now, so I was glad to have hit upon the perfect thing.
I'm really pleased with the way that this scarf turned out. I'd forgotten; silk painting with gutta resist is absurdly easy, and yields stunning results.(Really, it's super easy. My mom taught me to silk paint when I was in elementary school, then proceeded to teach my whole class. We made a quilt out of it. It's super fun and fast and hard to screw up too badly.)
This instructable serves as a tutorial for silk painting any scarf, but mine is "The Little Prince". I hope you like it!
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
Clear gutta resist & fine-tipped applicator bottle
Silk colors (this and the gutta: I recommend Jaquard. You can buy them online.)
A white ice cube tray makes a great paint palette
A large embroidery hoop (not pictured)
Some paper towels are good to have around.