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Elizabeth @ Work

Finding fun in retirement!!

My work is painted with liquid dyes (Jacquard Red) on to a stretched piece of white silk. It's magic when the dyes touch the silk.  Sometimes wax is used to preserve a color and enhance the work. When painting is complete, the silk is steamed to set the dyes, then washed and ironed.  

 

Sometimes I wear my art...often it is carefully varnished on to a canvas to finish or frame.

 
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Painting Francesco