Tracing Pictures onto Silk to Paint?

Can anyone help me to find pictures that I can use to trace onto silk so that I can paint them? Any pictures that are suitable to copy would be great. I also paint in acrylics so they would be useful for that too. Flowers are my special interest.


Susan from Durban, South Africa

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January 11, 20080 found this helpful

Just Google: "children's coloring" or "free coloring pages" & you'll get all kinds of designs to use, but why not draw your own very simple designs... They'll mean more to you in the long run... But either way, I'm sure your finished artwork will be wonderful!

Here's some simple flowers:

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By octoberbabye (Guest Post)
January 14, 20080 found this helpful

I just started learning to paint on silk too. It's great.
Dover has a series of stained glass books (flowers, animals, art deco, etc) that are easy to transfer.


I copy the design on a piece of plastic, usually a zip lock bag, and then place it under the silk. I then use the gutta to trace the design and then fill in with paint.
I also search the web, and look in art books.
A Hospice volunteer taught me while my husband was there. I found a good place for supplies. Even with shipping the prices are good.
Here's a design you might like.

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By Dianne (Guest Post)
January 14, 20080 found this helpful

I use coloring books. I trace the picture onto tracing paper with a transfer pencil then iron it onto the material. Most of the transfer pencils will wash away in soapy water.

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January 14, 20080 found this helpful

I do not do stained-glass, but I do paint with acrylics.
One thing I'd do is take some of my Photos or pictures out of magazines and work with them in my Photoshop, I turn them black-and-white and I might need to remove shading, I also have used coloring books. Here is an example of what should and do, hope this helps you.

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November 29, 20140 found this helpful

If you search online you can get lot of coloring pages. As i use to collect the pages for my LO. I think you can draw on your own. Here is the link for flowers coloring page as i use make my kid busy in this activity. He enjoys doing this.


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