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My art background and education is in fine art and textiles. Years ago, I was weaving a tiny silk fan to make a pair of earrings and was stumped with the problem of what to do with the 'ends' - so I folded a tiny paper fan, dip dyed it in my silk dyes and voila - 20 some years later I am still enjoying working with dyes and paper.

I simply never tire of working with colour and pattern. I use various papers and silk painting dyes along with wax and other resists. I carve patterns to print with and also use antique carved printing blocks mostly for making wax or gold rubbed patterns. I paint and resist in layers - basically I play to create a repertoire of colourful papers. Then I create the collages from these papers.

My inspiration is the beauty of the world around us and I try to express that in my collages. I love hearing 'They…

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  • Born on July 17
  • Joined March 27, 2008

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paper, dyes, paint, wax

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About

My art background and education is in fine art and textiles. Years ago, I was weaving a tiny silk fan to make a pair of earrings and was stumped with the problem of what to do with the 'ends' - so I folded a tiny paper fan, dip dyed it in my silk dyes and voila - 20 some years later I am still enjoying working with dyes and paper.

I simply never tire of working with colour and pattern. I use various papers and silk painting dyes along with wax and other resists. I carve patterns to print with and also use antique carved printing blocks mostly for making wax or gold rubbed patterns. I paint and resist in layers - basically I play to create a repertoire of colourful papers. Then I create the collages from these papers.

My inspiration is the beauty of the world around us and I try to express that in my collages. I love hearing 'They just make me feel happy', or 'I love your colours' - It is so satisfying to see the happy expressions and smiles on faces and to know that I am sending little moments of joy and wonder out into the world.

Thank you for taking time to look at my work.

***NEW*** I am so pleased to share my decorative painting techniques for collage etc through my Video Tutorials - visit my Youtube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/lilyraven1/videos

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