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Vibrant, Fabulous Colour- Playing with Silk, Dyes and Salt

I had just taken my latest silks out of the vinegar solution I normally soak them in before starting my work on them and started to stretch them on my frames. I began to tune in to which colours I would be mixing together…. the first one was going to be a real earthy mix as it was for a client who had ordered a SilkandStars package. Intuitively it felt right for them to be having some purple blended in … Continue reading

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And the Winners Are….Results of the Mandala Silk Painting DVD Giveaway

Many thanks to those of you who came and took part in the dvd giveaway described in my last post: Silk Painting DVD Giveaway Recently I launched my new mandala silk painting kit and dvd. To celebrate this I decided it would be fun to give away 2 of the dvds to 2 of you lovely people who have been following my posts and giving support. I originally decided to do the draw on Saturday but held back another two … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life….Creating Small Framed Silk Pictures

Most of you know my freehand silk mandalas that I love creating. Whenever I’m asked about templates, I always tell you that I almost never use them and enjoy the process of freely creating as I go. But there are a few items that I use templates for and those are the smaller items that I reproduce as variations on a theme. I just wanted to share an insight into my small framed silk pictures, items that I do indeed … Continue reading

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Silk Painting, Stars and Batik with Soya Wax

One of my current loves is creating designs on my silks using soya wax as a resist. I sometimes use brushes to apply the wax but mostly play around with the tjantings I have. This silk painting technique is a form of batik. I normally apply a few layers of dye to the silk after each wax patterning. And today was no exception. Recently I had painted a very pale, pastelly star pattern on a silk scarf and only today … 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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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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Inspired by Green Chrysocolla to Paint Beautiful Heart Chakra Silks

A few days ago a lovely friend of mine drew a card and gave me a short reading. Amongst other things a gemstone message came through. I went off to see what I had in my little treasure box of stones and this is the piece that I found. I just had to capture it on camera. It turned out that this was a mixture of chrysocolla and malachite and not the chrysoprase that had been spoken about but I … Continue reading

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Art Gallery of the Mantangle Silk Painting Challenge July – August 2012

I’m proud to present the results of the second Mantangle Silk Painting Challenge, July-August 2012 here in this post. This is already becoming a regular feature and I was really able to feel the momentum build as we worked our way through our creations. For those of you who are new to the mantangle concept, please have a look at this post which explains how it all started: Create a Mantangle on Silk . This time the challenge required everyone … Continue reading

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Creating Silk Mandala Artwork – Painting from the Heart

I just wanted to share this lovely photograph with you of the latest 3 silk mandalas that were painted in one of my silk painting workshops here in Bristol. I couldn’t resist displaying them out in the sunshine in front of the lilac bush before taking them in to steam them and then send them off to their artist owners. The wonderful part of it all is that when they have been steamed, the colours turn really translucent and take … Continue reading

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