Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Marbling, Meh.

As promised, here are the results of my marbling paper experiment. Looks like I've got a ways to go. For one thing, I need to use a heavier paper than I did. I grabbed a pad of sketch paper, but I know that I have a larger pad of heavy drawing paper packed away. I'll have to find that. There are other things that I'm going to have to get before I try this again. Lots of newspaper, for one! It's a messy job! I need a sponge for dabbing excess away, better containers to mix paint and mineral spirits in and a better way to hang them to dry. Here are the sad results of my first attempt...

Not really usable for much...


Once I get the hang of it and get some nice ones (if ever), I'd like to cover some books with them for my DH.

After spinning the plain 'ol vanilla top, I got out the Mountain Colors roving in Alpine...


I wound them both up on a ball winder and plyed them both to themselves today. I took some photos of the skeins, but the light wasn't good. I'll try again to photograph them tomorrow.

We've had some much needed rain the past couple of days. DH and I like the rain. It is not a universal feeling in our household, however. The frustrated shut-in, Kittysperk, aka PH, feels otherwise. Here he is shown taking solace in one of my baskets, lying on my pennywhistle.

3 comments:

Knatly said...

You could use the purply paper to wrap yarn in. (Hint, hint)

Waiting to see the yarn plyed (plied?) -- oh, you know, twisted together. hee.

Laura Neal said...

He looks like kitty grump to me. Nifty paper. Have you tried using a long feather for your marbling effect? Might be neat looking. :)

Amy (saruchan) said...

I like Laura's idea. My bathroom marbled walls were done with a feather (not by me) and they are my favorite walls.