How to Paint on Silk Video 004 Make your own gutta

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I have made a video showing you how to mix Sodium alginate (seaweed-based, also known as Manutex) to make your own gutta at home.

The beauty of this product is that after the colours set and you wash the silk, the alginate/gutta disappears without a trace. If you colour the alginate with dyes (like I do with black) the dye remains and the alginate disappears.

I've been looking for the perfect gutta-like substance for years!

Here's my video ...



I'm so pleased to be able to share this with you, and I hope it helps someone else.

Have a fabulous day!
Teena



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6 comments:

Mandi 2:19 AM  

Wow ! I never thought of trying alginate. What does the second product do?

Does this hold up well as a gutta line to the dye? Most water based resists I've used break down very quickly and so I switched to real gutta.

Have you ever tried painting this alginate over an already silk painted piece so you could free hand draw a design over a background? I wondered if it would move the dye around.

Thanks for sharing this tip!

janet 3:33 AM  

Hi Teena,

What a creative woman you are. It looks as though you have hit on a winner with this natural gutta, will have to see if I can get sodium algeanate out here in Tenerife (unlikely) we do have sea all round! I must say how much I love your bright colours a woman after my own heart.
Janet in Tenerife (canaryadeje from Yahoo silkpainter group)

Abfab Art Studio 8:44 AM  

Hi Mandi,

Thanks for dropping by!

The second product - DR33 - hasn't been tried yet. To be honest, the sodium alginate was so easy and so successful, and it didn't need any other products added to it.

I haven't used it as an antifusant yet to cover a piece of silk and then paint over, but that'll be the next experiment.

I did try wallpaper paste as an antifusant - see http://abfab-art-studio.blogspot.com/2008/03/using-wallpaper-paste-as-antifusant-for.html - so it'll be interesting to see how the sodium alginate goes.

Janet - hi! Look online for it, it's used in cooking and so can also be found in cooking supply stores. Let me know if you can find it - if you do, I'll post links on my worldwide silk painting links website.

Great to hear from both of you today!

Teena

AltheaP 4:08 PM  

I wonder how gummy the sodium alginate gets if it's left in for the steaming process . . . any idea?

Abfab Art Studio 5:18 PM  

Hi AltheaP,

I'm not sure why you think it would become 'gummy'.

It dries very nicely, and it's not based on 'gum' extracts like the French gutta.

I don't see any reason why it would make any difference in the steaming process. It's been used successfully for years by other silk artists, it just took me time to try it out :-)

Let me know how you experiments go,

Cheers
Teena!

Prithi Venkateshwar 3:11 AM  

hi teena,

Gr8 video....imp info on gutta. tell me do u add ascetic acid to the blk dye and then mix it with alginate paste ????
Cheers
Prithi Venkateshwar

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