Oh. My. Goodness. Take a look at this beautiful pin-hole camera made with marbled papers by one of my students marta gonzales.
I am an artist who works in several mediums; including photography. Since taking the beginning marbling workshop with Barb I have continued to marble in my own studio. I fell in love with the beautiful colors, designs and meditative process of marbling. But what to do with all those marbled papers? I saw a project for a die cut pinhole camera and couldn’t resist making one. Instead of boring brown kraft paper I used marbled paper to make my camera unique. The pinhole is a fully functioning camera which really does work! It uses either photo sensitive paper or film which is then developed to produce a negative and then a positive print. I love when one passion meshes with another and something awesome happens!
I get asked a lot what my students or I do with our marbled papers ~ and the answer to that is truly endless. All of my students have incorporated their marbled creations into their existing creative practice (like marta!) or have embraced marbling as their main creative practice and are off and running, marbling anything that isn't nailed to the ground! From marbled wrapping paper, notecards, seasonal decorations, and jewelry to fine art, bookbinding, marbled fabric clothing, and home decor ~ marbling is so easy (and ridiculously fun!) to integrate into creative adventures.
You can check out a few more examples of marbled creations by students and myself on my Clouds on Water Intro to Paper Marbling website.