Gutta Outlines are a great way to start to learn how to silk paint. They make very nice cards or small pictures. This pack feautures 5 designs by Hilary Broad each measuring approximately 10 x 15cm; Hollyhock, Snapdragon, Ipomoea, Christmas Cactus, and Primrose . Full instructions are given in the pack and the outlines can be mounted on A4 pieces of folded card to make beautiful personalised cards.
Use freezer paper - it makes silk painting really easy - you just iron it on to the reverse of the silk outline and then you don't need a frame - see below - 20 sheets for 50p