In amongst the chaos of decorating this week I have managed to create some silk paper - I love making it and I'm thinking of using it in the work I'm doing on gardens. Although there are two different ways to make it, the simplest and cleanest way is to use coccoon strippings (silk that hasn't had the gum removed). This is laid out thinly, sprayed with water and ironed. There are good instructions for both types of silk paper making here for anyone interested.
In the samples below I've ironed crochet edgings onto the silk to create the embossed effect, added silk yarns and used silk rods to get different effects.
I am linking up with What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday - why not pop over and see what's on other people's desks this week.