One of the scarves that did not travel very far - it was a gift to my mom for her birthday. It was first time I tried painting a silk scarf on Ponge 8 type of silk. I use it usually for silk paintings and silk flowers. Even if the colors vere very nice and vivid and the silk has a nice sheen, this type of silk fabric did not impress me a lot. This heavier Ponge 8 does not fall very nicely as a scarf, of course, this could seem as advantage to some. I usually use a lighter type of silk for my scarves - ponge 5. Especially when painted with steam fixed dyes, it is very soft to the skin, has a nice sheen, falls nicely, even if it is creased easily, but it does not seem a big disadvantage as creases are easily removed, it is enough to leave the scarf nicely folded for some time. I painted this scarf with light gold contour and steam fixed dyes. The flower motif is rather simple. Detailed ornamentation of flowers is in nice balance with simple striped leaves, and overall flower elements are enhanced by dark background. Gold and wine red are to me one of classic and luxurious color combinations.
The coloring in progress / Spalvinimo pradžia.
The final result / Galutinis rezultatas.