Thursday, October 27, 2016

#Silk Painting Saturdays!

Five lovely ladies had a lot of fun in my Silk Painting worksop, learning the basics of silk painting using Dye-Na-Flow paints and water-based resist from Dharma Trading Company.

After some practice on small samples, 

they penciled their chosen designs on stretched China silk squares, 

then squeezed resist over the outlines. 

Choosing their own color palettes, they then began the fun part of filling in the colors.

So much creativity!

An added bonus was the salt technique, which produced texture and some great effects.

The ladies took their silks and setting instructions home, and they promised to send me photos of what their creations eventually would become (pillows? wall hangings? quilts?) Can't wait to see!