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Handpainted… of course. Miniature, semi-abstracted landscapes, painted on silk then mounted into various jewellery settings. These ones have arrived at the gallery which ordered them. I do hope they sell well for them.
miniature art, handpainted silk in jewellery settings
These small silk paintings painted in my preferred watercolour technique are mounted onto silver trays in bracelets. Instead of a glass cabachon to cover, or the open silk with UV and stain resist treatment, these are covered with resin. (one is photographed upside down …. sorry… does not really matter except for the inverted bird). The image must balance whichever way it is viewed when being worn as a bracelet. Adjustable. $33 each.
Silk painting miniatures. original paintings in an adjustable bracelet
I posted this image today on my main blog but thought I would put here too… after all they are silk paintings. These will be available for purchase at 4 Corrners Picture Framing in Canberra, ACT, Australia.
Silk painting, original watercolour on silk pendant. Made to order. $40AUD includes postage
I can do one especially for you in colours you choose. $40 AUD includes the original silk miniature painting in watercolour style, mounted in a silver tray (50x25mm) with silver snake chain. I will cover cost of postage
Trade enquiries welcome (wholesalers discount if purchased for resale)
purple shawl with ring scarf clip… HANDPAINTED
Here are a couple of photos of the gorgeous models displaying my silk works so well . It was a fantastic night… my first venture into such an event. I was back stage (or should I say back catwalk) helping the models get ready with my outfits so did not get to see my own creations. A lovely friend took these photos for me.
And some of the items which sold….. along with two silk shawls and their matching brooches.
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My first go at adding a silk painting to a glass plate. The sea painting was done with steam fixed dyes using wax resist to retain the white on the waves. I was not completely happy with it and it has sat among my “not sure” works for some years. Over the past few months I have been impressed with fellow silk painters silk paintings on glass. (through SPIN especially Sharon Shankland)…. I just had to have a go. Sitting this painting under the glass it looked OK so that was it. No need to wait until I did another silk work. I bought some polyurethane, cleaned the plate thoroughly, applied a good coat of varnish to the back then pressed the silk work onto the varnish. After smoothing the work to remove air bubbles, it was dried then the edges trimmed. A second coat of varnish and now I will sand it and apply a third coat. I love the translucency of the item. I paint on glass which I kiln fire but I do love this method of decorating glass too….. and of course it is another reason to keep indulging in my enthusiasm for painting on silk. Stretched on gallery wrap stretchers, framed behind glass, put into cards, brooches, pendants, ear-rings, bags, scarves, shawls, applique, flags, cushions, fashion, lampshades, bags…… now glass items. How versatile is silk painting!!!
I have just completed this scarf as a sample for the Tasmanian Association for the Gifted for their conference in September. The brief was to have cerise swirls and gold stars on a white background. I loved painting the swirls…. feels like dancing. The curvy swirls contrast nicely with the crisp edges of the gold stars for which I cut templates from freezer paper, ironed on, and used iron fix gold silk paint. The templates can be re-used a number of times (but don’t iron on too hot or they will not come off). For the swirls I used a soft brush (helps with the fluidity of the mark) but for the stars a stiff brush and fingers to push the paint into the fabric (so it shows on the back quite well). I also tried the shimmer gold Shiva paintsticks but the edges were more crisp with the iron fix paints. Now to wait and hear if the result is what they were after. If so the order will be for 10 to 12.
I have just started a new line in silk jewellery. As with the pendants and brooches each item contains an original, unique silk painting. They are adjustable, comfortable to wear and do not catch on things. The cabochon acts as a magnifier to the tiny handpainted image. …. Wearable fine art.