I finished these hand painted silk cushions the other day. I designed them on tracing paper, painted the silk strips and stitched it all together – it took me quite a while but worth it in the end.
Silk painting makes the best colours.
My friend sent me a birthday card via email and I printed it out, it had a cool picture of a octopus on it. I painted one onto some silk and made it into a cushion. I really hate jelly fish but love octopuses (is it octopuses or octopii mm…).
The other design sprang to mind while watching a sea dragon swim but get nowhere in Chicago’s massive crazy aquarium.
The back of the cushion worked out one of my favorite parts, maybe I will paint a room one day head to toe in seaweed with hidden leafy sea dragons behind plants.
The material for these was taken from the bottom of the aprons from Cafe Jazz here in Cardiff. I love to make things from other things, I think this might be part of my blog theme.