Saturday, August 21, 2010

Final 3 hour Steaming and Voila!

I have been blogging about the step by step process of how I create a silk painting and except for the mounting and framing part, which I will probably blog about also, here is the last stage of the actual painting process. The final 3 hour steaming to set the dye.

 In the photos above I am rolling the silk in brown framing paper while the steamer preheats to 212 degrees
Below the silk has been removed from the steamer, unrolled and is bring washed to remove the black resist residue and the excess dye molecules on the surface of the silk.

The finished painting on the line ready to be mounted, matted and framed. Onto the next one!