A few weeks ago I was helping my daughter, Grace, clean out her garage. Whenever I see clutter and hordes of stuff just taking up space, I get in a militant “throw away” mood. I was doing just that, until I came to a box of marble tiles. The proverbial light bulb went off above my head and I immediately wondered how alcohol inks would look on marble.
So I snuck the box of tiles to my car before my daughter turned around and noticed. JUST KIDDING! Grace generously gave me the box. Of course, the fact that I was helping clean out her garage may have given occasion to that gracious act.
When I got the tiles home, I tried the alcohol inks on one, and I really liked the result. There is something to painting on a substantial piece of marble, as opposed to paper, that is really cool.
I ended up painting six tiles. One of them sold and the other 5 are at Hector Handmade - a cute little shop in Hector that carries art and handmade products from local artisans. Check them out when you get a chance!