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12th Anniversary Traditional Gift

12th Anniversary Traditional Gift

Are you looking for a 12th Anniversary Traditional Gift? Traditionally gifts for a 12th wedding anniversary are made from silk. This luxury fabric represents the security and comfy felt after 12 years of wedded bliss. In addition to my original silk paintings and giclee prints, I am excited to be able to offer a range of silk jewellery and cufflinks. Each item is made from hand painted crepe de chine silk mounted in a silver plated setting. All items can be gently hand washed and come with a soft cotton storage bag. Please visit my jewellery page to see the items I currently have available. I also take commissions so please contact me if you are looking for a bespoke unusual silk gift.

The images in my paintings and silk jewellery are painted on pure Chinese silk with specialist silk paints. I start each work with a drawing on paper and then trace the image onto a piece of white silk stretched onto a wooden frame. I then apply a special paint called gutta, which contains natural latex called gutta-percha, over my traced lines. This creates a resistive barrier through which the coloured ink will not flow. I apply the coloured ink with a brush and use salt dropped into the ink whilst wet to created textured effects.

The finished painting is removed from the wooden frame, ironed to fix the colour in the fabric and mounted in the silver plated setting.

You can see a time lapse video of me painting here.