Patty Villanova's Profile

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Silkworth is where I share my latest art work, the pieces that really excite me for one reason or another. So much of painting on silk depends upon setting up an ideal situation for the silk to move around on the fabric in such a way that it almost creates the painting by itself. Sometimes I put tiny drops of alcohol in random places on the painted scarf and that creates one kind of result. One of my favorite techniques is to use large grains of salt on the dyed surface which creates all sorts of unusual designs. The wonderful thing about painted silk is that no two pieces can ever be the same. Sure you can use the same colors, but there are so many other factors that affect the painting- humidity, the individual weave of the scarf, the dye lot and so on. I love to experiment with different techniques that I've learned from other artists and it never ceases to amaze me how much astonishingly good work is on Etsy, all produced by…

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  • Joined April 28, 2012

Favorite materials

Silk, French dyes, acrylic paints, silk chiffon scarves, silk kimono, cut velvet, fiber reactive dyes, sunlight, water, silk crepe de chine, charmeuse

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Silkworth Hand Painted Silk Scarves and...

About

Silkworth is where I share my latest art work, the pieces that really excite me for one reason or another. So much of painting on silk depends upon setting up an ideal situation for the silk to move around on the fabric in such a way that it almost creates the painting by itself. Sometimes I put tiny drops of alcohol in random places on the painted scarf and that creates one kind of result. One of my favorite techniques is to use large grains of salt on the dyed surface which creates all sorts of unusual designs. The wonderful thing about painted silk is that no two pieces can ever be the same. Sure you can use the same colors, but there are so many other factors that affect the painting- humidity, the individual weave of the scarf, the dye lot and so on. I love to experiment with different techniques that I've learned from other artists and it never ceases to amaze me how much astonishingly good work is on Etsy, all produced by people who work on the same medium. Every day is a new adventure and my idea of heaven is the time I spend in my studio, listening to jazz while I apply the dyes to my stretched silk, wondering how the piece will turn out. What bliss!

Please check out my other shop on Etsy, Side Effects/ NY, where I sell vintage jewelry and accessories. I specialize in hard to find Jonette Jewelry pins and earrings..

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