Gutta for Outlining – Local Lead for Painting
Thick textured gutta can be used for outlining Setasilk paintings. They are applied directly with a tube or an applicator bottle. They pass perfectly through the fiber of the fabric and stop Setasilk colors which can be then applied. Once fixed with an iron water based guttas resist washing except for the clear gutta which is especially formulated to be removable by washing. They can be used on all types of silk. Air dry in 30 minutes; fix with hot iron on reverse side of painting for 3-4 minutes.
The water based guttas have a thick consistency and are used to create outlines the Serti technique. The colors are pearlescent. The guttas are used directly from the tube and nozzle or from a pipette and nib. They flow readily into the silk fibers forming a barrier to the colour. Setasilk is applied afterwards. All the guttas can be washed after having been iron fixed with the exception of the colorless gutta which is designed to wash out leaving a white line on the fabric where it has been applied.