Handpainted silk cushion covers

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A lovely warmish wintery day here in Sydney, and I've been having fun by painting new silk for charmeuse cushion covers.

In the photo above, the silk is 55x110cm (22x44"), and I'm half-way through painting with silk dyes. No gutta, nothing apart from the two colours.

I love hot pink and lime green, it reminds me of watermelon and summer days, the smell of fresh cut grass and jasmine vines.


While I'm painting on silk I just love listening to French music and letting the colours flow, making new shades as two intense colours blend and merge with each other ...

In the photo above, you can see more detail of the finished silk charmeuse.


Above: Step 1 - I draw a design on the silk charmeuse with my home-made black gutta-like substance made from Sodium Alginate (seaweed) and black silk dye.


Above: Step 2 : I have painted the silk half way and am now starting on the second half, laying down layers of colours.


Above: Step 3 - the finished handpainted silk, with lots of layers of colours, looking yummy and vibrant. When the colours are set, the silk will become rich and shiny with the various hues.

These cushion covers will be available to purchase on my website tomorrow:

http://abfabdesigns.com/handpainted-silk-cushion-covers.html

I hope you enjoy the bursts of colour as much as I do!


Teena :-)




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1 comments:

Meera 9:47 PM  

hi teena,
hot pink and lime green.. looks beautiful. i love the way it blends yet retaining the beauty of their own color...
it just looks as yum as watermelon...
inspiring

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