After a year and a half of working as an e-commerce business, Dallas Silk Art recently opened its first brick-and-mortar location at The Colony’s Grandscape. If you haven’t heard of Dallas Silk Art, you may not have heard of water marbling, either. This unique art form gives each customer the chance to design their own scarves, handkerchiefs, coasters, paper products, masks or even pottery.
Water marbling involves floating acrylic paint on top of a base of thickened water. After choosing the colors you’d like, you swirl and move the paint into patterns using a rake-like tool. Once the pattern is to your liking, you can transfer the design onto a fabric by placing it onto the liquid surface.
“It’s an experience. It’s an opportunity to create in a really positive atmosphere, and the art form is mesmerizing and therapeutic,” shared Dallas Silk Art founder Jeanette Johnson.
On top of owning Dallas Silk Art, Jeanette has also worked as an independent artist. Her work is featured in stores and galleries throughout Dallas, she has painted a mural in Deep Ellum, and her wood and resin pieces will soon be at the McKinney restaurant Sugarbacon. She is also a proud mom to her five-year-old.
Jeanette is excited to welcome guests into the store because she has witnessed how excited each person is the first time they get to do water marbling.
“Whenever I see those reactions, I know I’m doing something right,” she said.
Shoppers can make appointments to water marble at Dallas Silk Art as well as join a workshop listed on the shop’s calendar. There are also pre-designed pieces in store available for purchase.Dallas Silk Art >
5768 Grandscape Blvd Suite 195
The Colony, TX 75056