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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


6 responses »

  1. Really lovely. Also fascinating to see a pictorial and text walkthrough of your process

  2. Marilyn aka Pandagirl

    Beautiful Carole. I love silk paper.

  3. Very nice – I love the ethereal look of the tulips

    • Thank you Ruth, I was relying on the glue in silk, which semi works, but I need a textile medium for getting a stronger image. Like you I love the floatiness of semi visible images too.


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