Playing with silk

June 7, 2010 at 4:20 pm 4 comments

I have been messing around with a few techniques from Sarah Lawrence’s great book on silk paper in preparation for Saturday’s creative group meeting. She has some great, easy to follow techniques and the make with iron silk paper is especially quick.

Firstly I tried the embedding some knitting technique:

The piece of knitting is in double thickness of cotton, laying on gummy cocoon strippings with a little silk over the top as well, sprayed with various paints and ironed between two sheets of baking paper.

Sprayed with a little water and moulded over a cup:

When this is dry I will add some stitching and embellishment.

Next I took a previously made sheet of silk paper (made using the wet method) and applied some xpandaprint plus embossing powder (I will add some treasure gold rubbing on this one)and stamp with perfect medium plus embossing powder (you might need to click on the photo to see the second stamping, it’s a bit subtle):

Finally, I love the texture of this last technique. Apply spray colour to a rubber moulding mat, lay on the gummy cocoon strippings, add more spray paint and iron between baking paper:

Fantastic fun and lots of samples to incorporate into other work.

I also intend to have a try at a bowl made with a silk cap; technique from Kath Danswan’s book.

Cheers

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. DoreenG  |  June 8, 2010 at 8:49 am

    You have been busy Jo and it all looks very interesting

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  • 2. Maggi  |  June 8, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Great samples. I have both books too and they are very inspiring.

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  • 3. Robin McWhinney  |  June 10, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Wonderful samples – I love the colours in the piece with the Xpandaprint. I must try the moulding mat method again, I had forgotten about that. Cheers, Robin

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  • 4. sharon young  |  June 30, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Love your samples, the textures are really exciting, I’d never have thought of moulding silk paper that way.

    Reply

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