Tag Archives: SILK PAINTING

New Silk Painting and Tie-Dyeing Supplies

Today we visited a store here in Edmonton that actually had some supplies I was able to buy and will be able to use in the very near future. I’ve now got various bits and pieces that will enable me to both tie-dye and do some silk painting. I was especially pleased to be able to get hold of a tjanting, one of those sweet little Indonesian devices that is used to apply wax to the fabric when creating batik. … Continue reading

Posted in SILK PAINTING | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Silk Painting – Getting the Creative Urge Again

It’s been a very long time since I did some silk painting. In fact, too long.  Just far too long. Life just sometimes comes and leads you in a completely different direction. And then you get that urge again… I was just looking through my thousands of photos of my silk painting adventures. This picture below shows my old dye cupboard in our Victorian town house from many moons ago.   The photo below this is one that some of … Continue reading

Posted in SILK PAINTING | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Massive Clearout of my Silkandart Online Shops

For many years I have sold a multitude of items in my online silk shops but this August I will be stopping selling most of them and bringing a complete focus to a small range of pure silks. By that I mean the scarves, wraps, altar cloths, silk bags, silk panels, etc. All the other items are now being permanently phased out. These include small framed pictures, all types of supplies, mandala pocket mirrors, cushion/pillow covers, ties,  window pictures, painted … Continue reading

Posted in PRESS | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Another Beautiful Sunset – Life’s Happening While I’m at my Computer

Oh my! Just about half an hour ago I happened to look up from my computer screen and saw a beautiful sky. I leapt to my feet and grabbed the camera. This is what I saw. Sunsets are so amazing. The colours, akin to silk painting and watercolour technique, look as if someone had picked some incredible shades from their palette and spread them with a large, soft brush across the sky. I slowly went back to what I had … Continue reading

Posted in INSPIRATIONS | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Splash of Colour Therapy – Silk, Dyes and Fun

I spent the last two days working on another couple of commissioned silk scarves and found myself really enjoying working with the vibrant colours. I was just thinking a few days ago how nice it would be to have my two different rainbow scarves side by side, when suddenly I got an order for one of each. Such a beautiful synchronicity. So I set about painting them in tandem, with the two frames set up at the same time, enjoying … Continue reading

Posted in COLOURS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Touch of Frost on the Cosmic Web

A few weeks ago I was inspired to start up a new spiritually based group for artisans on the Etsy website. Together with Star Breiter, my Silk and Stars partner, we opened the group and started to put out the call for other like-minded people. – as you read through this post, click on the photos to be taken to the artists’ pages. The group has a team presence on Etsy but also a day-to-day support on Facebook and the … Continue reading

Posted in INSPIRATIONS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in INSPIRATIONS, SILK PAINTING | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in MANDALA ART, SILK & ART | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in SILK PAINTING | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in SILK PAINTING | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments