Saturday, June 30, 2012

Look for Marbled Feathers in

Now that my marbling adventure has started, I will start showing you the one-by-one process of marbling parrot feathers, Cockatoo and African Grey feathers.

I am starting to list them in my store at so be sure to check there for new marbles for sale. If you have a suggestion for a color scheme, I am willing to listen~but pattern would be impossible to duplicate. Contact me at my store. Meanwhile I will show and tell!

Friday, June 29, 2012

New Marbled Feathers~Hot Off the Press

Want to give you a quick peek of the new marbled feathers, lots of experimentation and lots of discoveries,
some very surprising. Hold on to your hats (pants?)!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Feather and Paper Marbling~Let the Games Begin!

Step 1~incapacitate the kitchen
Step 2~tape newspaper all over the kitchen
Step 3~ mix 3 different sizes
Step 4~collect all paints~different brands that react in different ways
Step 5~incapacitate the kitchen


Friday, June 22, 2012

Marbled Paper~Last of the Stash!

When I  marble my parrot feathers, I marble my handmade paper alongside. A lot of times I use my paper to "clear" the vat so that I can go on to another color combination. I love using my handmade marbled paper as wrapping paper for the feathers. I think when you receive both marbled paper and marbled parrot feathers, you can sense that these items are special in many ways.

I found an excellent and succinct definition explaining the art of marbling. They are not my words, because I am definitely long winded (and possibly I ramble!)

"The art of marbling is floating paints on a thickened base, patterning a design and making a contact print~all designs are one of kind."

I am showing you my last two precious sheets of hand marbled paper~wait until you see the next chapter!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Garden, Garage Sale, and Lots of New Marbled Parrot Feathers

Every Spring, the garden is number one for a while. So many years ago I planted just perennials because I thought that each year the maintenance of the garden would be less and less. WHAT?? I thought this idea was logical at the time!

Well so many years have passed and now those perennials have grown into three gardens in the space for one. The best laid plans.......

So Spring is about weeding, cutting down grasses, using Preen which really does not control weeds, moving plants from one place to the other,
because I had no idea that perennials multiply big time. I think I have supplied friends and neighbors with all sorts of interesting plants!

This aint the whole thing, but just
a small sampling. I think I had a romantic idea of using much of my plant matter for my Japanese papermaking. Well, I do have alot of plant matter, but have not had a time slot for my Japanese paper~making!

In the meantime, I have again become excited about my next parrot feather marbling session. I have been preparing lots of feathers of all sizes~for me the fun part is experimenting and creating new and exciting things~like double sided feathers and beautiful metallics. I am always stunned by the materials at my fingertips that nature provides
and how incredibly magical they are. TO BE continued...........