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New Ideas and Developments using Silk Paints


Art Deco Design Silk Painting

2005 Leonard Thompson

1. "Art Deco Design"

I have continued to develop the use of stencils with silk paints and Art Deco designs have proved to be an excellent way of using this technique. The stencil was cut with alternating segments of the "fan" motif. The background was painted and dried. Then the stencil was applied to the silk twice, in two different positions, using two different shades of colour. The spots were used to line up the second position.

Art Deco Design Satin Silk Painting

2005 Leonard Thompson

2. "Art Deco Design on Satin Silk"

I have been experimenting with the use of satin silk to see if I could retain the silky sheen that is usually lost when silk paints are used on habutai silk. I was very pleased with the result. The pale background colours retain the beautiful satin sheen. I used a stencil in two positions to produce this art deco design.

Lettering Design Silk Painting

2005 Leonard Thompson

3. "Lettering using Stencils"

I was recently asked how lettering could be applied to silk using silk paints. I decided to use a stencil and keep the lettering simple. The words became a decorative part of the design. A second stencil was used to create the background effect.

Filaments Silk Painting

2006 Leonard Thompson

4. "Stencilling using Glitterati Filaments"

I have been experimenting with the use of Glitterati Filaments to produce a stencil to use on silk with silk paints. The random clump of filaments were fused together by ironing between paper to create a sheet suitable for stencilling. The stencil produced this network of fine lines on the painted silk.

Threads Silk Painting

2006 Leonard Thompson

5. "Decorative Effect using 'eyelash' threads"

There are many interesting textured threads available and they can be used as a resist to create decorative effects. The 'eyelash' thread used for this effect was laid across the wet silk and pinned to the frame in straight lines.

Distressed Scrim Silk Painting

2006 Leonard Thompson

6. "Decorative Effect using distressed builders' scrim"

I have been using builders' scrim for sometime to create decorative effects. But by distressing the strips of scrim before they are laid on wet silk this fascinating effect can be created using silk paints. The scrim has a coating of size which makes it cling to the wet silk during the painting and drying process.

Combed Scrim Silk Painting

2006 Leonard Thompson

7. "Decorative Effect using combed builders' scrim"

By combing the strips of scrim before they are laid on wet silk this fascinating effect can be created using silk paints. The thicker lines that cross the design were produced by the gathered threads.

Combined Scrim Silk Painting

2006 Leonard Thompson

8. "Decorative Effect using twisted builders' scrim"

By twisting the strips of scrim before they are laid on wet silk a helix effect can be created using silk paints. The other feathery lines were created using threads and feathers.

Distressed Scrim and Eyelash Threads Silk Painting

2006 Leonard Thompson

9. "Decorative Effect using distressed builders' scrim and 'eyelash' threads"

This effect was created in the same way using a combination of distressed builders' scrim and 'eyelash' threads. The scrim overlapped the ends of some of the threads. It helped to hold the thread in place while the painted silk was dried with a hairdryer.

These techniques are fully explained in my ebook  

"Decorative Effects using Silk Paints"

 


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Last revised: June 30, 2010