Thursday, 21 May 2009

Painting silk with gutta

I have not decided a name for this design yet but It has more of a second layer of colours than the other one.

I have applied gutta and first layer of colours.

When dry I applied more gutta and a second layer of colours. The second set of gutta lines reserve the colours of the silk underneath. The second layer of colours will add to the ones underneath. Layering colours allows playing easily with mixes. This scarf combines greens and yellows but you can also try bigger contrasts, as the colours add to each other they always contain the one underneath and will usually combine nicely.