Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


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Saturday, 13 November 2010

My Creative Space

On Thursday morning this box arrived for me full of lovely Kniazeff silk paints. They were given to me by Rhiannon. Click on the link to see her lovely collection of fine art photos. Starrybluesky
I opened the box and felt like a kid in a sweet shop.

I have never used this make of paint before though I had heard of it. They have delicious french names like framboise and cognac and canard. I painted samples of the lovely colours onto a strip of silk and dreamt of what I might paint with them.

A few days ago I found this assortment of brooch blanks, pendants and a little pill box in the bottom of a drawer in the studio. I bought them probably more than 20 years ago! Some of them from silk painting suppliers and some for Fimo.
So here are the ingredients for my next silk painting project.


Chauncey said...

haha Isn't it fun to find something from years past and be able to use it now? Great post, Tessa.

ingermaaike said...

Two treasures in one go! What a great way to start the weekend :)

Star of the East said...

Always great to re-discover stuff in your own home :D
Have fun!

Morrgan said...

Oh my, with all those supplies ready and waiting it's no wonder you sound excited. :D