|Marilyn Bishop - Founder of the GCWS|
|Marilyn "auditions" her pieces of failed watercolor paintings, mat board and various small pieces of collage paper.|
|Using a silver marker, run along the beveled edge of the matboard. Marilyn uses an old scrap of |
matboard as a ruler to keep the lines straight.
|ABOVE: Marilyn uses stick glue on the back of her paper and a rubber brayer to |
thoroughly adhere the collaged pieces.
|Using a stamp to add design and texture to a bookmark.|
|Adding the metallic line on the edge of the bookmark.|
|When Marilyn uses tissue paper, instead of cutting the paper, she will take a thin brush, dip it in water, and use that to create a wet line on the paper which she then tears along that line for a deckled edge to the tissue paper.|
|Utilizing the brayer to adhere the collaged pieces.|
|Pressing some gold leaf onto the bookmark.|
|The completed bookmark.|
|ABOVE: Sometimes Marilyn writes a saying on the bookmarks.|
|Marilyn uses "artist tissue paper" for her projects.|
|She will lightly spray the tissue paper and add watered down acrylics.|
|Here Marilyn stamps color using the "pop outs" from a child's game.|
|More design work with the metallic markers.|
|Pulling color off an old watercolor in preparation to use it on a bookmark.|
|Line work added.|
|Here you can see the addition of irridescent medium (TOP) to a failed painting which |
will later be cut and added to the bookmarks.