Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


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Monday, 18 March 2013

Marbling On Silk

                                        Flowers marbled on Silk by Tessa Spanton

I have done marbling on paper before and watched it being done on silk
 by Hikmet Barut├žugil at Art in Action. He demonstrates traditional Turkish Ebru patterns and flowery Ebrus using traditional tools and methods.
Yesterday I was at the Surrey branch of the Guild of Silk Painters. Together we explored different methods of marbling on silk, researched and hosted by Jane with various types of gloop and materials prepared by Jane and Jackie and some delicious  biscuits whipped by Jane during the peak of action.
It was a matter of light the touch paper and stand back as we produced a flow of work that was festooned on driers or filled the floor space to dry  on pieces of newspaper.
All my examples shown here were done using iron fix silk paints. The substrate (gloop) for the top image and the one below was methocel. The other examples below were done on shaving foam, fun to do but not so much potential as with methocel.
 I forgot my camera and phone so have no photos of the process so that will have to wait for another post.

 Below: all done on shaving foam.