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Experimental Techniques One


The following images are the results of an idea I had when a speck of solidified silk paint from the bottom of the paint pot got on to my silk. When I had dried the painted silk and removed the speck I noticed that it left behind a white mark.

I decided to deliberately lay wet cotton thread on wet silk before painting wet in wet and see what happened. Then I dried the silk quickly with a hairdryer. The cotton thread left a fine line and a soft halo. I experimented with cotton wool, loose weave cotton muslin, lace, rope and other materials.

These are some of the results.

Cotton thread loops

1. Cotton thread loops

2001 Leonard Thompson

Cotton thread tassel

2. Cotton thread tassel

2001 Leonard Thompson

Cotton wool

3. Cotton wool

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Loose weave cotton muslin

4. Loose weave cotton muslin

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Lace

5. Lace

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Rope

6. Spiral of Rope

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The techniques used to create these iron-fixed silk paintings are explained in my ebook "Decorative Effects using Silk Paints". Details can be found on the Silk Artist Page. If you would like more information please send me an e-mail.

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Copyright 2000 Leonard Thompson
Last revised: June 30, 2010