Tag Archives: Fiona Stolze

Silk Painting with Scarves, Mandalas and Gemstones

I just love synchronicities and I love how they occur at the least expected moments. Recently I began exploring the world of gemstones starting off with a lovely green semi-precious stone in my collection. It was a mixture of chrysocolla and malachite. Well I went on to create a lovely silk which I now offer in my Etsy shop as made to order. This is it here. I was then sent a few photographs by my gemologer friend Starlene Breiter … Continue reading

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Silk Painting: Refilling Gold Liner from the Tubes to the Bottles

We all have our habits and one of mine in silk painting is always to use the little plastic bottles with nibs for drawing my resist lines. I’ve never liked the tubes. It’s just one of those things. But a few days ago I realised I was going to have to order some more gold resist as I have a silk painting workshop coming up and saw that I didn’t have enough for the participants. So I went online and … Continue reading

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Presenting the Gallery from the Third Mantangle Challenge

It’s time to make the presentation again and I’m sure that the whole mantangle thing doesn’t need an introduction any more, but for those of you who are visiting for the first time, you might want to check out this blog post which explains where it all came from: The First Mantangle Challenge. Well this time round the set challenge was to include a circle, a triangle and a square. Any form of resist could be used as well as … Continue reading

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Creating Gorgeous American Girl Dolls’ Sofas and Cushions from Dupioni Silk

And now for something completely different…. 🙂 I just had to share this latest project of my husband’s with you. He decided to build a doll’s sofa lovingly from scratch. I have such a large collection of silk offcuts and so we dug out various brightly coloured pieces a few days ago which he could use. This fuchsia dupioni is such a treat to look at and was just the perfect choice to get started with. My husband is no … Continue reading

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Celebrating 1,000 Likes on my Facebook Silkandart Page

As most of you will be aware we are not allowed to express our joy and gratitude on Facebook by offering thank you gifts in return for support we have had from all of you over the months and years. For this reason I am inviting you to come and visit my blog as an independent space to let you know how thrilled I am that my Silkandart page has grown to over 1,000 ‘Likes’. It’s so lovely to see … Continue reading

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Silk Painting with Fiona Stolze – Using Premade Cushion Covers

Although I love to paint my cushion covers from scratch by making a silk satin front panel and sewing a dupioni zipped back panel, it is good to be able to use the premade cushion covers in between. Just last week I decided to play with one. One word before I start. There are 3 different types of silk covers available. One is made of pongee and the others of crepe or crepe satin. I only use the satin as … Continue reading

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September – October 2012 Mantangles Silk Painting Challenge

Here we go – it’s the third mantangle silk painting challenge and I already have the feeling that we’ve been doing this for quite a long time. So first of all, to answer those of you who are unfamiliar with what this challenge is all about, I’d like to invite you to follow this link where you’ll get all the background information: Inspiration for the Mantangle Silk Painting Challenge. Each time we have a different theme and for the upcoming … Continue reading

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Dyeing in the Sun – Fun with Silks and Colours

In case you hadn’t worked it out – I love colour and I love painting on silk. It’s just something that brings me alive and fills me joy. It feels like a fountain of lightness is just welling up from within and it’s wonderful to just surrender and go with the flow literally. Today I was totally in the flow and was blessed to be able to play in the sunshine, an unusual occurrence. I thought it must be a … Continue reading

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Mayan Gold on Silk Inspired by the Da Vinci Code Soundtrack

Over the years I have painted a great number of mandalas on silk and, as you can imagine, I have a huge collection of photographs taken both during the process and afterwards of the completed paintings. And it’s with great joy that I often browse through the photos, picking pictures out here and there to illustrate writings and newsletters. Well the latest trip down memory lane was yesterday when I pulled out my Da Vinci Code soundtrack CD and suddenly … Continue reading

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What’s the GAC (Glastonbury Art Collective) up to Now?

It’s been a month since the Glastonbury Art Collective presented its first ever art exhibition in Glastonbury, spearheaded by Jessica Morris and held in the Grail Centre, Chilkwell Street. For those of you who didn’t manage to get down to the venue in person, here is a short video I made of the exhibits by following this link: Glastonbury Art Collective Exhibition. But it’s always really interesting to see what is happening in the aftermath of these events as artists … Continue reading

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