Marianne is a true Artist when it comes to using paper to create beautiful collages and decorative effects. She creates and sells extraordinary and unique Journals at her Book Store here in Marietta, Barking Dog Books and Art, as well as in her ETSY shop BookArtsAndEphemera .
Here she is working on a piece, tearing papers and sponging with resin.
I found that tearing and layering paper was a real challenge for me. It may sound easy, but it is not. I have added resin to a single sheet of paper before, but had never layered. I enjoyed working with a pro!
Here are some more of the finished pieces, waiting to dry.
We placed our results on a separate table for them to dry. The table was full by the time we stopped for the day. I think we used almost two full size bottles of resin!
We decided to take a break later in the afternoon for a quick walk to the nearby Antique Shop. She had wanted to show me some Chandelier crystals I might be interested in. Well......we spent hours in there looking and buying. I did most of the buying! Time got away from us and the store was closing when we checked out.
It was after dark, and we both had to get home. That is one of the great advantages of a creative studio....the mess can wait until tomorrow, next week, whenever.
I have not had a chance to stop by and see how our pieces look now that the resin has dried. I can't hardly wait!!!! Marianne told me they are awesome!
The results are transparent pieces that can be used to create whatever inspires the imagination. Jewelry? Journals? The possibilities are endless!