Friday, October 3, 2014

We're All Ears :: October Inspiration

Like a lot of people, I have done a wide variety of craft pursuits over the years. (What?! You, too?!) One of my favorites is something that I picked up in college and did for a short period of time: marbleizing.

What looks like a very complex craft is really not much more than water, paint, alum and toothpicks. Okay. There is a little more to it than that, but really it is something special that you can do with very little investment and a lot of messy fun. Marbleizing paper is a great rainy day craft. 

There is something sort of Zen-like to floating the colors on the surface of water, laying the paper or fabric on top and watching the magic unfold as the colorful pattern is transferred. The richness of color and detail in marbled works of art is stunning.This is an art that captivates me.

Galen Berry is a renowned American marbleizer who has a very informative website. I also discovered an artist from the UK named Jemma Lewis who makes beautiful patterns and swirls of colors. I couldn't select just one, so I decided that two collages would be a better option so that you could choose the one (or more!) that speaks most to you. Be sure to check out their websites for more beauties!

What inspires you about these marble-ous works of art?


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Make earrings inspired by this picture.
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Friday, October 17th.



  1. Great colors and so many design possibilities. I remember making marbleized patterns in paint but now how I did it. Maybe time to play again.

  2. Cool, gonna have to think about this one! Love all the colors!