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Silk Painting – Art Challenge

Silk Painting in pictures. I really enjoyed trying this medium, there was a lot of flow in the process. If the experience had been edible I would describe it as delicious. 😊

Wax was used instead of the proper product gutta, which there was a defect with.

Using the Tjanting tool I drew a design in melted wax on the frame stretched silk, carefully not to leave gaps where the paint could flow between and mingle. I didn’t want the warm and cool colours to meet and create brown.

Then silk paints provided the colour. I love the way they move through the fabric and the colours mingle and interact.

Once dried I fixed the paints by ironing the silk between sheets of grease proof paper and with an adornment paper which took the wax from the fabric.

I’m pleased with the end result and am keen to do more silk painting, next time trying gutta.

    

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