Blue Ocean Silks
Blue Ocean Silks
 
Painting on silk is an ancient art form.

The silk is washed and ironed to remove any weaving starch.

Next it is stretched taut over a wooden frame and secured with pins.

The outline, or gutta, is applied from a fine nib, to form a barrier for the dyes.

Then the dyes are applied.

It is then heat steamed  to set the colours.
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