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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

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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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Silk Painting with Scarves, Mandalas and Gemstones

I just love synchronicities and I love how they occur at the least expected moments. Recently I began exploring the world of gemstones starting off with a lovely green semi-precious stone in my collection. It was a mixture of chrysocolla and malachite. Well I went on to create a lovely silk which I now offer in my Etsy shop as made to order. This is it here. I was then sent a few photographs by my gemologer friend Starlene Breiter … 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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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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Hand Painted Silk Scarves and Laney DeJesus’s Home-Made Fudges

I’m about to get started on painting a silk scarf for a lovely friend of mine who is doing a wonderful barter with me. You see, she creates the most delicious home made fudges with all sorts of mind-blowing ingredients that are guaranteed to give you a high just thinking about them. Delicious liqueurs, chocolates, fruits, nuts, spices…… Her name is Laney DeJesus and you can visit her fabulous Facebook page here –Chocolate Moose Fudge. Make sure you ask to … Continue reading

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Some Ideas on How to Tie a Silk Scarf With Style

For years now I have been painting on silk and whenever I exhibit , I like to put out a wide range of colourful scarves on display as it’s always makes everything look so lovely and vibrant. When people come over to have a look, I often get asked to show them how to tie a silk scarf without them looking like an air hostess. That always brings a smile to my face. It’s easy at fairs to give some … Continue reading

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Silk Painting as the Perfect Colour Therapy

I’ve always had a great love of colour and when I discovered silk painting, I found the perfect way to give myself a dose of colour therapy on a regular basis. I had painted with acrylics, oils and watercolours in the past, but none of these artforms even came close to the intensity of colour I experienced when I first started to paint on silk. When the dye is still wet, the silk is almost outrageously vibrant, glistening and compelling … Continue reading

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Buying Silk Painting Supplies at Low Cost

I recently posted an article about how to do silk painting on a shoe-string budget and not long after that a friend asked for some help on how cheap this whole thing can be. Well, I had a look into this and came to the conclusion that you really can do it for very little money if you are prepared to just start with the absolute basics and not invest in lots of fancy equipment. Why spend a lot if … Continue reading

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How to Create a Beautiful Designer Silk Scarf Using Your Microwave

That’s quite an odd title coming from me, isn’t it? If you’ve been following a lot of my writing here and on other sites, you’ll know that I’m a real believer in good quality steaming for silk painting. But….in view of the fact that not everyone has the time, space and funds for this whole process, I thought I would share with you some of my escapades with microwaving. So here’s how I’ve been doing it. The first problem I … Continue reading

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