Tag Archives: SILK PAINTING TECHNIQUES

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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Birthing a New Silk Painting Product – and a Give-Away

Some of you may know that I’ve been very busy over the past few months developing a new product, one I have been mulling over for such a long time now. Just over a week ago I gave birth to my very first silk painting kit and dvd tutorial entitled ‘How to Create a Mandala on Silk (this link takes you to the page with all the details)’. It really was a rollercoaster of a journey. And I learned so … 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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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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Silk Painting and Mandalas in Lincombe Barn, Bristol

Silk painting is such a joy to do and it’s even more joy when others join you in a group. And I had that pleasure at the weekend when 3 other aspiring silk painters met with me to create their own silk mandalas. We were in a venue I haven’t worked in before. Lincombe Barn is the home of the Downend Folkhouse Association, just past Bristol City limits, a few metres into South Gloucestershire. It was such a beautifully warm … Continue reading

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Mandala Silk Painting Workshops in Bristol

It’s been a while since I last ran a silk painting workshop. And just recently I got that prod again to put out the call and make it happen. I have always taught people within my own home, whether Glastonbury, Malahide or Bristol. But this time I knew it was time to go out and seek a new venue. So imagine my delight when within a very short space of time I had manifested 2 different spaces to hold my … Continue reading

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Ron Gutman – Silk Painter Extraordinaire – my Next Guest on Fiona & Friends on Blog Talk Radio

I’m so looking forward to sharing my next guest with you live on Blog Talk Radio. His name is Ron Gutman and I met him last year online whilst mingling on silk painting forums. It was clear to me right from the start that Ron had a talent and skill in his artwork which far exceeded the norm. The subject matter of his silk paintings is extremely varied showing mastery in various techniques. And the colour combinations he uses are … Continue reading

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Batik Mandalas and Silk Painting – a Fabulous Combination

Well, not too long ago I decided to have a break from creating my traditional mandalas on silk using gold resist and dyes. I was open to exploring new directions and giving free flow to my creativity. I began to play with soya wax more and bought myself some tjantings and just literally got going. At the same time I was introduced to the world of fluorescent dyes which was a real delight. However, rather than let my active mind … Continue reading

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