|By Chris / CS Designs|
Creating Art with your papers.
There is a lot to this tutorial because I wanted it to be in-dept and give newbies all the information they might need or be curious about. There is actually very little to the process and the tips I have given you in this tutorial should make for a really good start.
If you were able to glean anything from this tutorial, I hope it was not to be limited by colors, paper types or materials. The most important tool an Artist can have is the desire to experiment, without that both the Artist and their art can grow stagnant and stand still.
Art like life is a journey and it will be what you choose to make of it. Don’t be afraid to try new things, be different, make waves and take your own path, it can lead to some pretty wonderful things and some equally wonderful experiences
Just an Additional Note:
The example above shows the original paper on the right and a piece of the same paper once marbleized on the left. Among the colors I used for this piece were blue, mauve, black and white with the black and white creating the most dramatic effect.
One of the advantages of laser printers over some Inkjet printers it the fact that the ink is waterproof and also sits on the surface of the paper rather than bleeding in. This is definitely a plus when it come to Marbleizing over designs you have printed yourself. This is especially true if you are afraid to run paper through your printer that has some kind of other media on it that you think might leave some kind of residue inside your printer.
The marbled piece on the left was done over a pre-printed piece of one of my digital backgrounds. It was printed on a laser printer so the water did not blur or smudge the ink. Although I iron most of my papers to flatten them, this was one I did not iron as adding heat to it would have re-melted the print.
Marbleizing on Vellum:
The piece on the right is a piece of vellum. Although I have been doing marbling for some time, this was the first time I had tried vellum and love how it turned out. Even though the chalk in the water had viable streaks in it, the pattern tended to clump once it hit the usual surface of the velum. I think that although quite different from my other papers, it is quite lovely with a delicate look.
Final Note: If you enjoyed this extensive tutorial, I hope you will share the link to this tutorial so that others can come and read it for themselves, and ask that you please not plagiarize it or share the tutorial itself.