Marble is trending heavily, methinks. I don’t remember where I first saw it used stylistically. It may have been Ann-Ya’s leather cat coasters or even her lovely leather wrap case. Or perhaps I saw it in a Fieldguided post about Anabela’s love for marble. Wherever and whenever and whoever it was who used it first: Bravo, you trend-setter, you. Having seen it in various places recently (i.e. this DIY and as backgrounds in Need Supply’s Human Being Journal Issue. 2), I can’t help but feel a growing affinity for marble. Am I so impressionable? Who would have thought that I’d ever like marble? I have a history of disdain for marble. My uncle had gaudy marble floors throughout his house and I really despised those floors. But, I think I finally get it.
Seeing Clementine Keith-Roach’s marble window display at Selfridge’s Bright Young Things actually made my heart flutter. There were marble matchboxes, marble telephones, and even marble water coolers. When everything in the room is marble, it’s surreal and quite beautiful. It’s even more astonishing when you learn that Clementine Keith-Roach hand-painted every of those faux marble pieces.
Snowy Stock Marble Textures
As much as I enjoy “finger-painting” with Paper53 on my beloved iPad, I don’t think I’ll ever do any marbelizing in real life. But, at least in the virtual world, there are some cool marble textures that we can apply to our images using clipping masks. For example, I used this marble texture from Snowy Stock to create the marble text in this post (tinted in PS in various colors). If you’re feeling the need to marbelize, check out Snowy Stock.
matchbox (byt2013 @ selfridges)
telephone image (the independent)
futura heavy (myfonts)
trend ornaments (lightning bolt)
marble5 texture (snowys-stock)
blend modes (tutorial)
clipping masks (tutorial)
blog collage exercise (tutorial)
product collage tutorial example #4 (tutorial)
bw tint, day #5 (style ecourse)
blend modes, day #6 (style ecourse)
clipping masks, day #7 (style ecourse)
shapes, day #10 (style ecourse)
font awesome web font (style exercise)