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Silk paper for artists to create luxurious art like hand painted Chinoiserie wallpaper, Chinese inspired art, botanical style paintings and so much more!

Take your art to the next level with this exquisite silk paper. Create stunning techniques, from washes and paint effects, to ultra fine detailed artwork.

You will receive 4 sheets of paper backed silk, the exact material I use to create my Chinoiserie paintings and silk wallpapers.

This is silk fabric as you know it, but it's been specially treated for painting, and backed with paper to create a perfectly smooth surface for you to paint on. Colours will not bleed, paint edges will be perfectly crisp. It's been my game changer!

The silk colour is off white and slightly creamy in colour.

The silk paper is made by hand in small batches. Minor imperfections in the silk such as small marks or fibres are to be expected. 

Want to see silk paper in action? Take a look at my Silk Paper vs Watercolor video

Try your paintbrushes with silk paper - Chinoiserie Painting Starter Set  


Each sheet measures 25 x 35cm

Perfectly smooth surface, no slubs, bumps or texture

Paint glides on creating a luxurious finish

Can build up layers and add fine details

Can be dyed with a thin watered down coat of paint (one that does not move when wet, such as acrylic paint).

Can be used with a variety of paint types but I mostly love gouache and watercolour.

This surface can accept extremely watered down paint.

Plan your design in advance and transfer to the silk when you are happy with the composition. If you rub out pencil lines on this silk, the rubber marks may be visible in some lights. 

Do not over handle, grease from hands can cause the paint to resist the silk. 

Arrives to you rolled in a cardboard tube, please flatten by using a low heat iron, cover silk with paper to protect then leave to cool under heavy books. 



Free UK shipping

2-5 working days Royal Mail

Free worldwide shipping on orders over £150, £15 for orders under £150

International tracked - Estimated up to 14 business days standard mail*

USA express - £10 on orders over £150, £35 for orders under £150

Rest of world express - £20 on orders over £150, £50 for orders under £150

* International standard mail is tracked and signed but can sometimes be subject to delays. To guarantee fast shipping please select DHL express courier.

Your order may be subject to customs delays and import fees depending on your country. 

Note: If you cannot see express shipping options at checkout, it may be that you have another product in your cart which does not offer express shipping.


Returns are accepted, buyer is responsible for the return cost and the paper sheets/brushes must be in perfect condition.

Can I get a sample before investing?

I am sorry that at this time it is not feasible. I provide silk offcuts with every order so you can test your paints and techniques before approaching the full sheets.

I am too nervous to paint on it! What if it goes wrong?

I would advise planning out your design in light pencil first, start with your lighter base coats and don't worry if they don't look perfect. The first 3/4 of my paintings look quite rough, then in the last 1/4 it all comes to life!

Can I send it back if I don't like it?

The silk is non refundable unless damaged in transit

Why is my delivery taking forever?

Some international shipments can be subject to delays, although your shipment is expected within 10 working days, please wait at least 6 weeks before contacting. Express shipping will guarantee a fast delivery.

Do you have a tracking number?

I provide tracking numbers for all international shipments. UK customers will not recieve a tracking number, but the package is tracked and recorded on delivery/attempted delivery. 

I can see little marks under the silk, is this normal?

Silk is a natural product and paper backed silk is made completely by hand. Minor imperfections are to be expected and cannot be avoided, such as tiny marks or small fibres.

Do you sell other colours?

I do not currently offer any other colours, however you can dye this yourself using a very light wash of acrylic paint. I take a wide 15cm brush and brush on a light mix of a very small amount of acrylic paint and lots of water. Start very lightly as you can dry it and go over it again to deepen the tone. Test the tone on a regular piece of paper in advance. 

I want to paint my own Chinoiserie wallpaper, will you offer wallpaper panels?

Yes I offer full panels of silk here.

What can I do with these small sheets?

I created a set of 6 botanical artworks using silk pieces this size, I had them scanned at 600dpi and turned into limited edition art prints in small and large sizes. The collection sold out and turned a huge profit. The sky's the limit! Read more about that here.

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