Highlighting the personal artistic growth of a 12-member group of art quilters in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
A little silk painting
As usual, I'm procrastinating on starting my project for the current Fiberexplorations challenge. That's not to say I haven't made any progress; it's just not direct progress. I decided to add a river to my design, which allowed me to indulge my desire to do some silk painting, which I hadn't done in quite awhile. I love how the colors flow, spread, and blend, and then to add salt, and watch the little bursts! come up . . . ooh la la!
This time, I used silk satin, which is a little heavier and more luxurious-feeling than the lighter-weight China Silk (Silk Habotai) I used on previous projects.
And one more!
Now the hard part: cutting it up. Do I cut the river out of one piece? Or cut the whole thing up and piece it? These are the types of decisions that keep me stuck in procrastinating.
Products used: Jacquard Silk Color Dyes (Green Label)
fixed with: Jacquard Permanent Dyeset Concentration
on silk satin from Dharma Trading