|John's Mark Making Tools|
|Class Mark Making Tools|
This past weekend I was thrilled to be in Crystal Neubauer's Mark Making workshop. What fun we had! On the first full day we went beach combing for tools that we could use to create papers using India Ink and other inks. Upon returning to the workroom we created tools out of what we found. The larger tool in the first photo was made from a stick, some seaweed that is bulbous, and some marine rope that I found. I decorated the tool with material, leather, safety pins, and string.
The second tool I made was a paint brush using horse hair (we were on a horse ranch), bamboo, fabric, a bit of a book spine, and heavy thread. Over the next few days I will share the collages that we created. If you have not seen Crystal's new book or have not taken a workshop from her, I highly recommend both.