Monday, December 6, 2010

paint love

These are silk scarves from Dharma Trading (over there -->) fancied up a bit with their silk painting kit. It's the gutta resist version.

I'm loving this. It's quick - each scarf takes only a day, and 90% of that is drying time. I think they are pretty, and will make good gifts. And creating them feels good :)
These scarves are only about 10 inches accross. I plan to do this on a larger scale someday, worked into formal gowns. Ahh, someday...


Gorgeous Things said...

A friend of mine married a girl who was an artist. She and her friends got drunk (or whatever) one night and painted 12 yards of silk satin. It was gorgeous! Just random brushstrokes of color. The gown she had made was a masterpiece that you could envision from Dior.

The marriage didn't last, alas, but the dress was truly memorable.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

The peacock is amazing! I do not have an artistic bone in my body, so I can only admire.