Thursday, March 20, 2008

Silk Painting

Something I have been dabbling with lately is painting silk. I buy my scarves and paints from Dharma Trading. I made a frame to stretch the silk on out of PVC pipe, it is very easy to change the size. After stretching the scarf, I sprayed it with water and then brushed on the paint. Because the scarf is wet the colors blend together in very interesting ways. To add some texture I sprinkled the scarf with salt This scarf started out 8" x 54", it shrunk some during the process. Next I want to try using a resist.


Fannie said...

Beautiful! I have some silk and dyes to play with too, but keep putting it off. Your post has inspired me to get with it.

Cat said...

This just makes me melt - the colors are so pretty together. I tried painting silk 2 years ago - bought some silk & dyes from Dharma... Oh my - (my efforts were a dissaster)

Again, this is lovely!!!

:) Cat

Ati. Norway. said...

Beautiful, real Spring colors!

Wurzerl said...

What a silk dream !! What a great paled silk rainbow!! I love it!!!
Wishing you a Happy Easter

Genie said...

Love the colours.
Happy Easter

sammy said...

I am just amazed at all of the incredable art that you do so well! Seems as if everything you touch has magic in it! wow!

kiwicarole said...

Hi Jacq, I love the way you've blended the colours! Will you use it as a scarf or for an art project?
Carole :)

Jennifer said...

Can we get a photo of your frame you created? I was given a silk painting kit from dharma a number of years ago but simply haven't been properly inspired.