Monday, June 29, 2009

Weekend Marbelling

Last week a friend of mine asked if I would make her some First Communion commemorative prayer pieces. Of course I said yes! And immediately the idea of making them look like pages from an old bible popped in my mind. So that meant time to pull out the marbling supplies and get to work.

I have been wanting to make some marbled paper for a while now and this gave me the perfect excuse.
I was a little rusty but once I got in the groove ten sheets came out satisfactory. I think I might have had a bad spot in the product that keeps the paint from sinking but I'll work around those.

I did a lot of playing with the colors this time. The First communion pieces that I am making 2 are for girls and one for a boy so I needed some masculine colors and two separate feminine color combinations. I have never worked with purple or pink before and quickly learned that both like to sink but after a page or two that was easily remedied.

The red ones are my second favorite and they did not turn out quite as red as I wanted them to but hind site that is probably good because I have a lot of green on those pages also and it may have ended up looking too christmasy.

These are actually my favorites. They are not normally colors I put together, brown, blue and greens. The one on the left I made a mistake and forgot to rake my ink before adding the design but I think it looks pretty cool regardless.

Anyway it was over 100 degrees in my garage this weekend and it took me forever to make these ten pages. But boy did I have fun and I wish that I had more time to play. I think next time I will use the same colors over and over and play with different designs.
Hope you enjoy!


Elisabeth said...

Beautiful marbelling!! Going to be an awesome project....can't wait to see the finished results!

Anonymous said...

I love them all! Especially the red one!

I think you are incredibly gifted! Thank you for sharing you work.

peace always
Diva Kathi M.

Vickie said...

Wowser!! The colors and patterns are fantastic. The heat must have turned up the fire in your muse :)
Love them!