Friday, November 29, 2019

Decalcomania | Decal | Transferring Designs To Silk


Decalcomania | Decal | Transferring Designs To Silk

Decalcomania | Decal | Transferring Designs To Silk




Apply a coating of mastic varnish to the design and allow it to dry; then with a brush wash the paper surrounding the design carefully; this removes from the paper the preparation, which would otherwise soil the silk.

Apply a second coating of the same varnish, and when this is slightly dried place the design upon the silk or other fabric to be decorated, and with the roller press it well down.


With the brush wet the back of the paper covering the design, when the paper may be at once lifted off.

Another method is to cut out the design carefully and cover it with a thin coating of mastic varnish, and lay it upon the silk or other fabric (which should be dampened) and roll thoroughly with a rubber roller; dampen the back of the paper with the brush and lift it off as previously directed.


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