Karla Kay Benjamin is an artist who specializes in hand painted silk.
Hand painting on silk is similar to painting a watercolor. Karla hand paints each of her pieces with meticulous care. Each piece is an original. All pieces are painted on 100% silk with specially formulated silk dyes. Karla primarily uses 100% Silk Charmeuse which is called the mercedes of silk for its superior shine, drape and thickness. Finished pieces have rolled hems and/or are hemmed with a serger. All pieces are steam set to molecularly bond the dyes with the silk fabric. Finished pieces are hand washable and/or may be dry cleaned. Karla's artwork is framed and hung on the wall as often as it is worn.