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Silk Painting with Gold Accents

I’ve been painting on silk for around 18 years now. My goodness – where does the time go? And yes, in that time I have covered a lot of ground. I’ve tried out lots of different techniques, and some of my experiments have ended up in the trash leaving me with a good-humoured sense of “Next!”. At quite an early point I began to create mandalas using gold liner as a resist and losing myself in lots of tiny details. … 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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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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