In a recent post I mentioned wanting to do something creative this past weekend, although at the time I wasn’t quite sure what that was. If you follow along on Twitter then you already know that I ended up spending some time this past weekend marbling paper. I have always been intrigued with the ancient art of marbling and have always wanted to learn the process. The beautiful free flowing swirls of color have always captivated me. It was my first attempt and with no “real” supplies on hand, I learned that you can create marbled paper using nail polish. Yes, you read that right…nail polish. And with nail polish you can marble just about any surface. I gave it a shot and was pleasently surprised at the results considering that I was able to create something unique with very basic supplies. Not knowing if the nail polish version would be a success or complete failure, I decided to start small and make a series of gift tags. If you want to see my gift you can check them here and here.
After my poor man’s attempt at marbling I am seriously thinking about taking a marbling workshop on a future trip to Italy to learn the “real process”. I admire the marbling process; it is such a beautiful craft and I would like to learn the traditional method.
The day after I finished my marbling
experiment project, I started doing research for a few upcoming blog posts. I don’t think that it is a coincidence that I stumbled upon the website of Snedker Studio, a design studio based in Copenhagen owned by Pernille Snedker Hansen. Pernille is a talented artist that has translated the art of marbling into wood. I’m sure you will agree that Pernille’s designs are spectacular.
pattern: Green arch
PATTERN: REFRACTION #1
I strongly recommend that you take a look at the video below to see Pernille’s process of marbling wood in motion. You know someone is a master at their craft when they make it look so simple.