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Silk Paper

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I appear to be in a creative zone, from art dolls to silk paper

I used this picture as my inspiration


Using cocoon strippings I made a base fibre and added tussah silks to create a cross like image


Next I added merino and silks in greens as a background colour


Then I decided to pick up on the tulip shape in purples, blues and red merino and silks


The effect was quite nice, but difficult to see clearly, so I decided to add fabric paint to distinguish the tulip shapes



Art Dolls an Italian experience

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Travelling to Italy with doll making on my mind,

I stayed in a Magical Art House, my doll to find.

Butterfly exhibits, markets full of scarves,

Italian wine and cheese, Italians do nothing by halves.

Trip to Niki De Saint Phalle sculptures all around,

creativity, inspiration and the Empress crowned.

Now back in Scotland with an alchemists  haunt,

I place fabric and colour from my Italian jaunt.

Empress here she is

The Empress of the park

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