Marbled Monday 4/23

It’s been a busy month! I will share more on my Arts in Bloom show soon. For now, here are some papers I marbled today. Pretty happy with how they turned out. This was the first print I pulled today and it I was pretty hopeful after this one:

Then I wanted to get into some yellow and black zebra pattern with spots:

And I am obsessed with this flame pattern! I cannot stop printing it.

Then my two middle kids came home from school and were dying to dip their hands in the bath.

Love that they love what I do. ❤

Marbled Monday 3/19

Yesterday I was able to marble some beautiful papers. I love marbling more each time I do it. It’s a little science, a little art, and a little serendipity. And I am always jazzed each time I pull the paper off the size and see what happened after all the painting, raking and combing.

Here’s a little of what I did yesterday. Which is your favorite?

More paint colors are on their way! The guru of marbling, Galen Berry of Marble Art, is my source. I took a class from him many years ago and I have loved marbling ever since.

Japanese four hole binding variations

These buttery papers I bought at Paper Arts last week were my latest bookbinding inspiration. They are the perfect weight for soft cover books (and look at that sparkle y’all!). I have wanted to make some Japanese bound books lately so when I got them home I knew just what I wanted to do with them.

I was so pleased with the results! The pattern of the marble lends itself so well to the simplicity of the variations on four-hole binding patterns.

Kangxi Biinding
Hemp leaf binding

 

 

Like Coptic stitch, this binding can be quick–and the results are oh so satisfying. I am whipping up more of these beautiful books ASAP..

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Marbled Monday 9/18

Yea! Another Marbled Monday has happened. I spent the morning in the same basic color palette that I seem to find myself in most often–blues and greens, with some brown, and little gold for sparkle. I experimented with several different patterns today. Here are some samples:

                                       
I enjoy marbling and look forward to mastering some of these patterns.

Do you marble? Would you like to? Have any questions? Leave me a comment below.


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    Marbled Monday 9/11

    Once again it is my favorite day of the week–Marbled Monday! I love marbling paper and I wish I had room in my home to dedicate a space to marble more easily. It takes a lot of preparation but I don’t mind. The results are worth it!

    I made ten pages this week and worked on some new techniques (including blowing the paint around with a straw). There are a lot of imperfections, but overall I am pleased. Here are a few:
           

          
    This time around I tried a new technique. I don’t know why I hadn’t tried it sooner because I think it is now my favorite pattern. Italian vein marbling is deceptively simple and the results are stunning:

    If you are interested, please add to the IG hashtag next Monday, or just search for it and enjoy. Some people marbled their own papers and some are showing off their wares using papers from others. It’s all wonderful.


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    Here is a gathering of all the gorgeous #marbledmonday tags for you to drool over:

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