Saturday, October 22, 2011

Success at Last.

There was a point to my marbling escapade last weekend , not only that I wanted to do more for future use but I had a project in mind. My friend is having a birthday tomorrow , darn things crop up every we had a lovely lunch at a local resturant with our other friend  yesterday and a good time was had by all.

The following photos are her gift of a book I had made  which some readers may recognize. I couldn't leave it alone as not totally happy with the previous works and needed to satify the urge to improve and try to produce something close to what I had originally though of. Yes ,I am happy with it so can move on now.

Birthday Gift.
The book ends I prepared some paste paper and thumb printed it and these were also used in the cutout areas through the book.

Signed, sealed and delivered.

I enjoyed the challenge of changing an original into another acceptable piece of art work, nothing is ever "lost".


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Marbling Fun

I'd had the kit ordered and stored at home for quite a while, always on the back burner type of situation. So last weekend I organised myself to have a play. I would be showing my age re measuring out and converting it all and ended up with twice the amount of liquid! Anyhow it wasn't wasted as it was very handy to have a second helping after the first run.Here are the results.

This was the experimental piece.

The red is very dominate even using only small amounts of the ink, but I like the other colours peeping through.

I would love to be able to do the beautiful feathered style of marks that we see in bookends of the classics. I must allow my abstract side show somewhere though musn't I ?

A bit more colour and the red not so dominate. Now to make some books,collagraphs to use these specimens.