That's the first step in mini marbling.... No steady hands involved. I drank strong coffee whilst looking for examples of green marble on the net. I put "green marble" in Bing and got everything I needed.
I narrowed it down to these two. The one on the left was the one that went best for what I had in mind. The other one had too much blue in it.
I printed the two out just to be sure and taped them to the top of the fireplace, so that I would have something to look at as I painted.
Here you see my color pallet and the brushes that I used.
The colors were mostly greens, ochre, Old Parchment, white and brown in Ceramcoat Acrylics.
The brushes range from 1/4" flat, down to a 10/0 liner brush. A good liner about that size is essential if you are going to put fine veins in the marble. I also used a 3/0 and 5/0 for some areas.
I started with a base coat of Wedgewood Green and over that I used Black Green, Ochre, Old Parchment and Brown Velvet. mixing them as I went.
I use a lot of finger painting. That is, I put the color on with a brush and then dabbed at it with my finger to blend it into the background....This is not for people that don't like getting messy.
After it is really dry, I will hit the whole thing with Deft Satin Spray Varnish. Also Acrylic.
Last, but not least, I finished the shoes. I am going to have to go over the one on the top in some areas. My pen was running out of ink. There are a couple of labels on the shoes, but you can't read them without blowing them up. So don't forget to poke the photo.
I need to get back to the real world. The laundry needs changing from washer to dryer. Did I mention that I need a full time maid? I know....Dream on....
See you tomorrow.