So, this is my second attempt at mixing colours and stenciling the silk, and I am not happy. I just cannot get the colours to work. They are too opaque, and therefore too garish a contrast with the silk. I tried mixing basic textile paint alone (right panel), with opalescent white (bottom centre), tried several other combinations and am not happy with any of it.
I do like the newest stencil (Anna Damask), on the right, better than the original (Verde Damask). I have one more stencil to try, and I’m going to try it with my wall paint, which is Farrow & Ball Brassica. I want to see if the muddier colour looks better on the silk, and I’ll try it in the last stencil (Anastasia). I’m also wondering if the chalk-based F&B paint will work on the textile. If the Brassica colour works best but the F&B compound doesn’t, then I’ll mix acrylic paints, use a fabric medium, and try again.