Yesterday I took a class on marbling paper and fabric at the Textile Center of Minnesota, which I had previously mentioned here. I bought a hand-marbled fat quarter last time and remarked about how it came all the way from Holland. I need to set the record straight on that...turns out, the fabric was made by a local artist who happens to have the last name of Holland and, well, she's the one who also taught yesterday's class!
I have about 21 different pieces of paper and fabric to share, so I'm going to break it up over the week.
This was my first piece of paper with a pattern called "stones."
I did some more stones on paper, but then used a special technique to place the paper in the bath, which created this ribbon-like, fabric-like effect:
I used the special raking tool for the next paper pieces. Those lines are called hesitation lines, I think, and are caused when I did not place the paper into the bath in a smooth/fast enough fashion. And that swirly in the bottom left was unintentional -- I dropped the paper in the water.