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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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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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Silk Painting and Fluorescent Dyes

I received my first samples of fluorescent dyes quite a while back from a lovely silk painter colleague of mine, Don Baker, and I must admit that they got put on the shelf with fabulous intentions…. It was only recently when someone shared a really vibrant photo on Facebook that looked luminous that Don suggested I have a go painting something similar with the dyes. That was my challenge which I took immediately. So after buying some distilled water, I … Continue reading

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How to Stretch Silk onto a Wooden Frame

Here’s a video for those of you who are completely new to silk painting. It shows in detail how to stretch your silk onto a wooden frame so that it is taut enough to begin working on. This is the first in a long series of footage that will help you on your path with this wonderful artform. Enjoy. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBIRVbwtO3M&fs=1&hl=en_GB] Share

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How to Stretch Silk onto a Wooden Frame

Here’s a video for those of you who are completely new to silk painting. It shows in detail how to stretch your silk onto a wooden frame so that it is taut enough to begin working on. This is the first in a long series of footage that will help you on your path with this wonderful artform. Enjoy. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBIRVbwtO3M&fs=1&hl=en_GB] Share

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The Benefits of Gallery Wrapped Silk Pictures

I’m always being asked by people what’s the best way to present your artwork. Well, to be honest, there is no one answer to that. The good news is that there are many possibilities available and you just have to pick the one that best suits your needs. I have traditionally backed, mounted and framed my paintings behind glass but more recently(in the past couple of years) I have begun to offer hand embellished silk prints gallery wrapped on chunky … Continue reading

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How to Stretch Your Silk Painting on a Canvas Frame in 10 Easy Steps – a Tutorial with Photos

Here at long last (without any real desktop publishing tools) is my response to the request for more visual material on how to stretch your silk painting onto a canvas frame. As many of you will know I have already published an article which describes this process. However, a picture speaks with such clarity, doesn’t it? So here I have a small tutorial for you with pictures and words. To get started you should have the proper tools at hand … Continue reading

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