I create handpainted silk scarves or panels by first drawing a series of resist lines on the silk outlining different shapes. Then after that dries I come back a second day and using dyes I hand mix for color variations, I paint inside the lines — so to speak. When you do this you have to keep moving fast or you can get an unpleasant looking smudge, and you always must work from the outside of one edge to another. As a result the dye penetrates the fabric and the article becomes smooth and silky, not tough and rough like fabric that is painted. The color is intense because of the special dyes I use.
Here is a sample of three scarves made this way.