My Butterfly Silk Painting
This is a silk painting I did after going to my neice Maiya's birthday party.
She was given a present with this beautiful wrapping paper on it.
I got my sister to save the paper, I took it home, traced it onto some tracing paper, which I then covered in clear contact ( to save the pattern) then design onto the silk.
The colours have come up really well and nice and bright.
I used the rock salt technique which I had never used before and its one of my favourites now.
|I traced the pattern onto some tracing paper then covered it with clear contact to protect it.I have used paper pattens before and wrecked the pattern .|
|A close up of the butterflies with just the outlines, no detail.I thought I would make them look like little people.|
|Some of the silk has been painted here and the silk paint is still wet,while wet I applies rock salt to the silk and waited for the paint to dry.|
|The whole silk now painted and rock salt applied.|
|A closeup of the effect the rock salt gives,I love this technique.|
|Rock salt complete,the butterflies arent painted yet.|
|Butterflies are now painted,I love blue and green together.|
|The finished canvas.|
Thanks for stopping by to have a look at my blog, I appreciate it.
I hope that this might have inspired you to try something new.
You never know where it might take you.