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How to Paint a Silk Scarf Using Soya Wax

I’ve been having quite a bit of fun recently exploring soya wax again. Last week I painted a pink scarf with lotus motifs on it, using two layers of dye and soya. In the meantime it has been steamed but I haven’t had the opportunity to photograph it by daylight and catch the right shade of pink. So watch out for that appearing in the next day or so. Yesterday and today I’ve been working on a square silk crepe … Continue reading

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Painting Mandalas on Silk in Bristol

I had actually been planning to have some people in for silk painting way back in February but the day before the flu broke out in our household and those of you following my 30 day video challenge will know that it took quite a while for it to do its work and move on. I do believe that everything happens for a reason and in perfect timing. Our group shrank quite a bit as a result of the date … Continue reading

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Painting on Silk with Soya Wax Part 2

This post is meant to follow on from the last one I made about painting on silk with soya wax. I had painted the wax onto the silk and left it to dry before scrunching it up to create lots of cracks. Next thing I did was  to stretch it back on the frame. It was now looking very odd with the wax crumbling all over the place but this was all intentional so that the following step would be … Continue reading

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What’s Better – Silk Paint or Silk Dye?

The bottom line here is that there is no right or wrong answer. It’s important for you to know the difference between the two and then be able to make your own decision on which to use. I’m sure you’ve heard that only the professionals use the silk dyes and the beginners use the paints. Well, that’s no really true. There are many so-called professionals who heat-fix their paints on silk, just as there are many starting out who prefer … Continue reading

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