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How to do Silk Painting – Salt Technique

Some of the detailed pieces I have painted on silk over the years have required a steady hand and a bit of know-how as well as lots of patience and good-will. But we all start somewhere and I am certainly no exception. I remember when I first taught myself to paint on silk many years ago how I was absolutely mesmerised at seeing the salt technique in action. This video shows you the technique in some detail: I have found … Continue reading

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Silk Painting with Om and Soya Wax Part 2

So here we are bringing the om design to completion. As you have probably just read in the last post (part 1), I painted the design onto the silk fabric with soya wax and then allowed it to dry. Next I unpinned the fabric from the frame and very gently scrunched it all up so there were cracks all over the hardened wax. I then attached it again to the frame ready for the second layer of dye. And what … Continue reading

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A Change of Perspective

I love it when I have an unexpected change of perspective. And to be honest, it’s happening more and more these days. I love going onto the various forums and listening to what other people have to say, thinking at first that I have my onw preferred way of doing things. But then, oh so gradually, I notice that what the others are saying begins to take on an allure. And then, something from deep inside of me says, hey … Continue reading

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Art For Art's Sake….Or Is It Just Another Job?

Last night I just completed one of my latest artistic creations. I had painted a premade silk top in varying shades of pink and fuchsia and then applied some gold patterning to the front in gutta for special effect. I then sewed it together, ironed the seams and put it on in front of the mirror. I was really thrilled with the final result, mainly because it was in my favourite colours and because it was a great fit. My … Continue reading

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Creating Gorgeous Little Clutch Bags with Panels You Have Silk Painted

Now that really is very decadent. Talk about luxury. Being able to completely custom make your own beautiful clutch bag for an item that not only really catches everyone else’s eye but is totally unique. Well, the good news is that I took the plunge after years of deliberation and designed my own lovely little clutch using both gold and silver gutta together with a melange of purples and blues. The result was indeed a delight. I”m going to be … Continue reading

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And This is What the Fuchsia Top Looks Like Now it’s Finished…

So…moving on from the last post, I’m now going to let you see how I put the final touches to the top I was making in lovely fuchsia and pink. Now I hadn’t steamed my silk yet, so I had to be very careful in handling the top. This meant keeping it well away from anything that could cause the tiniest of bloops and mess the silk. I certainly couldn’t steam iron it to remove the creases although that would … Continue reading

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