Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Just been playing....

Yesterday I had a head which felt like a world-cup football after the game, so I decided I needed to be nice to myself, and do something fun. Fun means getting inky, painty, and making a mess. So I got out a plastic tray for water, dripped some marbling colours into it, and started dipping. I didn't make too much, as I have other plans for using the marbling colours, but made some papers and tags which I can use as backgrounds for other projects. I used aubergine, pink, silver and gold. Next time I will drip the colours onto a size mixture, as it is then possible to direct the patterns. I have already made an altered matchbox - which I will show next time - using the middle strip from the first photo. I always start seeing things in the patterns and swirls when I look at them - do you?

Three strips using photo paper leftovers


Some paper offcuts



Handmade paper for covers for mini books showing the fronts/ backs.....
I will cut the inside pages a little smaller and tie them together with very fine ribbon.


and the insides


More photo  paper



Manila tags



And lastly a tag I made when I discovered the camera image on my desk. I decoupaged it onto squares of black cardboard to look like an old camera.


That was my inky day; my fingers are still nicely coloured! Have a good day, take care, and thanks for coming by!

25 comments:

  1. Morning Valerie love the marbled papers :) I've been playing as well with the same thing after I did a taster session at Art in Action but my carrageen moss (can't beleive who much it is to buy now !)had gone off and only 2 of the marbleing inks were still usable, but you have made some very usable little work of art there :)
    Von ♥

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  2. Love what you have made, I remember we used to do something like that when I was at school! Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

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  3. I wouldn't let Chrissie see these she might think they are Marble Cake! They look delicious, this is one of those things on my to try list your samples just inspire me to get on with it! XOXO Zoe

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  4. Ooh, love them Valerie! I've never tried marbling.Your colour palettes are beautiful...can't wait to see how you use them!
    Hugs xx

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  5. Morning Valerie, wow, gorgeous marbling (bet you're marbled fingers look lovely too!). It's my hubby's birthday tomorrow and guess what my daughter is baking for him today - yes, a marbled cake. Yum! xx

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  6. Oh I love the look of all of those what a wonderful way to create something that is special. Must have a go for sure.

    Love ChrissieS xxx

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  7. Just beautiful papers and wonderful tag! Can't say that I do see things inside swirls!

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  8. how rich and delicious looking paper, amazing, I think you had fun doing this, they are beautiful,

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  9. Absolutely in love with these Valerie. It is ages since I last tried this.
    Gorgeous.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. I love marbling - your tags and paper are gorgeous. Fun for me is also messy - glad you had a day for yourself. Hope your head feels better today.

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  11. Terrific marbling..its great to play, x

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  12. Looks like a blast. Nothing better than to get down and dirty while playing with paints and ink.. Your tag looks great.

    Hugs~

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  13. Lovely stuff, Val, looks like you had a real fun day! Love the tag, too! Hugs, Barb

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  14. These papers are stunning Valerie! I love the photo papers, just gorgeous all of them really! Love the tag you made too, the bird looks perfect perched on the camera with the film negative too! You always have such clever ideas!

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  15. Wow Valerie these are fab. It's something that I've wanted to try for a while, but the colours I wanted were out of stock, and I remembered I was on a spending ban lol. I love how you've made the camera, and the bird and sentiment are perfect x

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  16. I AM LOV'IN THESE, Valerie!
    Fantastic marble paper. What fun!! :)
    ~xx

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  17. These are amazing, and they look like they were so much fun to make!

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  18. Hugs for the head Val and I just love the old camera tag you made. The marbling is great and yes. I always see things in the patterns too. xx

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  19. You have made a fantastic stash of marbled papers. Love the tag, wonder who is watching the birdie.
    Yvonne x

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  20. Fab marbelling, I really love this effect Valerie, I think it goes back to reading books as a girl, often the insides would be of marbelled paper, so beautiful, love your camera tag too, xxx

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  21. Val, i am so jealous of your papers! I have my marbling kit ready, and can't seem to find the time! These look amazing! they will be great for the books you make!

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  22. Honestly, Valerie... these are amazing! Glad you had such a wonderful inky day.

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  23. Wow this is incredibly cool Val.
    I love the tag with the camera image.
    Funny how an image just screams at us to be used and here you did it with ease.
    Thanks for sharing your arworks daily. So much fun coming to visit.
    Lesley♥

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  24. They reminded me of marble cake too ! Love these amazing creations how wonderful, every time a different combination and useful in so many projects. Never heard of marbling ink before.

    Marie

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  25. More lovely marbeling...love that little vintage tag too. t/c, gerri

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