Painting on silk (shantung, satin, muslin, kettle) begins by delineating the details, drying them, then filling those details with color. Work on silk is often unpredictable because the color can start moving over the canvas, creating a path of its own and leaving a mesmerizing look behind. Various clothing items and other objects can be painted: T-shirt, blouse, scarf, umbrella, bun, etc.