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Cygnet Silks @cygnetsilks

Just finished this custom hand painted silk scarf. It's for a lady whose mom loved hummingbirds and spirals. She was so sweet.


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@cygnetsilks just said, “holy CRAP!” out loud into my empty house.

You are GOOD at this, wow.

@Cobalt

Wow, thanks! You're sweet! It is very fun. :)

@cygnetsilks it's beautiful! Are the outlines made using a resist kind of technique, or just careful painting?

@rubah

Thanks! I use a water based resist in a little squeeze bottle to draw the lines, and then silk dyes to paint in the colors. There'd be no way to get a clean line without the resist, with the way the dye spreads. Unless you used a thickener or something but that's a whole different approach. :)