Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Silk Painting Demo - Part 4
As promised, this part of the demo shows how lovely salt technique is on silk. On a wet, just painted area, toss, throw or sprinkle regular ol' salt. You can also try rock, margarita and kosher salt for some interesting variations!
Above is a close-up of salt applied in the multi-colored section on the left. It has already started reacting and will dry soon.
The entire border of this piece is painted in a multicolored wash, and after painting a foot-long section or so, I throw on the salt, and continue on to complete the border.
Here's a couple of close-ups after the salt has dried and been brushed away. It's unpredictable, and varies with the wetness of the silk, the kind of salt, and, of course, the weather...
In the next installment, I'll show you how to set the colors permanently into the silk, and finish off the piece.