Monday, March 04, 2013

An Adventure in Marbling!!!!!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Learn Something From Someone Who Knows!
I had an AMAZING experience this past weekend!  I took a 1-day course on Marbling Magic on Paper and Fabric at the Denver Art Students League from an amazing instructor, Jo Fitsell!!!!!!!  Jo has been marbling and working with fabric for 25 years and learning from her was incredible!!!!!  You can learn more about Jo here!  Also, if you want to learn this amazing technique, she has a wonderful DVD available that was filmed by Quilting Arts!!!!  The DVD is called Marbled Fabric Surface Design and is available HERE!  Can you tell I was impressed?!?!  Jo shared quite a few samples of her work with us to demonstrate the amazing variety of pattern you can create with marbling.  Here is a piece she put together from a number of different fabrics she marbled - just gorgeous!!!!!
It was fun to just dive into the process to see what might happen!  What I loved most about the process is that you have to let go of being in control and literally, go with the flow :)  Here is one part of my workspace during the class...
And here are a few pics of some of the fabrics (the top 2 pics) and paper (the 3rd pic) I created!
At the end of the day I had produced quite a pile of fabric and paper pieces!  Now I can't wait to incorporate them into some of my artwork!!!!  Thank you Jo for a wonderful day and for helping me discover a new passion!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Oh, my word...your creations are absolutely stunning!!! Can't wait to see how you use those pieces. They are all worthy of framing...just as they are. Fabulous!! --Doris

Anonymous said...

I especially love the first piece of fabric shown and the paper. I'd frame the paper. God bless.

Lorraine said...

Looks like you had fun and those pieces are gorgeous. Looking forward to see how you use them.