Scarves as a Work of Art


Who knew a simple hand-painted scarf could be so exquisite?  Each of the scarves shown here began as a plain white rayon scarf.  The process for painting these takes place in stages beginning with creating a variegated background. Substitute colors as desired to created a variety of backgrounds ready to enhance or embellish.  

To create the vibrant foundation for "Steampunk Firestorm", shown below, I used a combination of Red, Orange and Yellow Jacquard Textile colors.  I used the same paints in hues of blue, blue-green, green and violet to create the soft, pastel base for the "Seafoam" scarf, above, right.  To create a pastel look like this simply use colorless extender to dilute the paint.

Once the backgrounds were complete I proceeded to add unique details to each.  Both of the scarves shown here used a few coordinating stencils to achieve the trendy collage-style look.  To enhance "Steampunk Firestorm", shown at left, I used the smallest Steampunk Clockface stencil along with the medium size Urban Jungle and Steampunk Pocket Watch stencils.  To embellish "Seafoam", shown above, I used the medium size Urban Jungle stencil along with Harlequin Damask and Dragonfly Fantasy, also in medium size.

The hand painted scarves can be further enhanced with beads, 2mm & 3mm gems or other finery.  There are no boundaries when creating for yourself or a special someone.