Hey you craft-happy cardmakers, collage artists and scrapbookers – Last month I made a post about how I just recycled my little miter triangles from bookbinding, because even though they are so fancy, I couldn’t think of a use – well several of you chimed in and said you’d be able to make a use out [...]
I’ve been working hard on packaging up one of my most popular craft show items, the paper potluck! It’s a big scrap pack of assorted papers, color coordinated by me (most paper scrap packs are just a big handful of paper put in a bag, but I’m a little too crazy/fastidious for that) that I [...]
Paper Marbling from Ruth Bleakley on Vimeo.
I’ve had a couple of questions from students about the actual mechanics of paper marbling – it’s hard to describe in words, but I’ve created a nice little slideshow so you can see how it’s done!
1. Fill a tray with marbling “size” created from a mixture of carrageenan and water.
A coptic-style journal handmade by me using marbled paper
I’ve gone off on a tangent from bookbinding into making marbled paper, popular in the mid to late 19th century as endpapers in leatherbound books.
The Wave – by Ruth Bleakley
Marbled paper is created by floating diluted watercolor paints onto a marbling “size” – water thickened with [...]
Book pages created with bubble paper
There are still a few warm sunny days left in September and the beginning of October up here in Massachusetts. Take yourself outside for some decorative paper-making fun using bubble-blowing solution and ink.
Just to warn you, this could quite possibly be the most messy craft project ever – imagine inky [...]
Step-by-step photos of Japanese Decoupaged Washi Eggs!! [...]