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 4 each of 5 Xmas designs by Hilary Broad each measuring approximately 10 x 15cm. Full instructions are given in the pack and the outlines can be mounted on A4 pieces of folded card to make beautiful personalised Christmas cards.
Use Reynolds 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 other items section