Like a spider spinning its web, to paint on silk you have to create serti barriers and set aside certain areas before applying your colours.
With guttas, wax and tjantings you can easily master this skill, Pebeo provides a varied range of auxiliaries and accessories for painting on silk that enables you to learn all the techniques of serti painting and batik.
Water-based Gutta, pearl and opaque, is used for the Serti (closing) technique in silk painting. Water-based Guttas have a thick consistency and are ideal for creating barriers. The pearlescent or glossy colours are applied directly from the tube’s applicator nozzle. They readily penetrate through the fibers of the fabric, creating a barrier to Setasilk colours which are applied afterwards. Once they are set with an iron, these Guttas are wash-resistant (when following recommendations). Colorless water-based Gutta: For creating colorless barriers on fabric. Penetrates through the fibers of the fabric when applied, creating a barrier to the Setasilk colours which are applied afterwards. The colorless water-based Gutta is specially formulated to wash out in water. It can be applied with tip of Pébéo Gutta applicator bottle.
DRYING: Air-dry in approximately 30 minutes.
SURFACES: Most silks.
OPACITY: Opaque Pearl colours.
FIXING: With an iron, on the cotton setting without steam, for 5 minutes on reverse side of the fabric.
CARE (for decorated fabrics): 48 hours after fixing, the colours are resistant to hand and machine washing (delicate cycle). Except for colorless Gutta, which washes out in water.