Monday, May 24, 2010

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible,is music." Aldous Huxley

Today is the second day I tried making marble paper and failed. This time I tried the dropping a 2 part water two part acrylic paint mixture dropped onto liquid fabric softener. I couldn't keep the paint mixture mixed so it kept separating, and it didn't suspend over the fabric softener the way I had hoped. I think next time I try making marble paper, I will just do it with the real way and not the homemade way.

The clean up was pretty, though.

I tried my hand at drawing today, and it looked like a 10 year old did it. Oh, well. Perhaps I'll take some classes and work on that. I think I have a good eye for abstracts, though.

1 comment:

MathAddict said...

1st- that's one of the quotations I have in my library of quotations.

2nd- at first glance, the first picture looks like an overhead view from a plane or something.

3rd- Yes, the cleanup was pretty.

4th- The shaving cream/food coloring thing is a recurring craft at camp. I've seen a few turn out nicely, but I've seen many more end up in the trash because the paper was ruined or the colors didn't mix very well. It's one of those things where it's worth the extra time and effort to get the job done well.