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UPcoming EVENTS

Upcoming

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Santa Fe Intro to Marbling

Join us for an exploration of water marbling- an ancient mono-printing process with textile artist Mercedez Rex. She will cover a brief history of marbling and demonstrate basic techniques of manipulating pigments on the surface of a water bath. Each participant will have their own marbling vat and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations before transferring their designs to both paper and silk textiles. Students will leave with prints on paper and silk.

Upcoming

Friday, July 12, 2024

Denver Crafty Hour: Magical Marbling

Sip + dip during this magical marbling crafty hour. Mercedez Rex will be set up with three DIY dipping stations for you to make groovy handmade gifts or treasured keepsakes.

Design and print a silk bandana or mini silk accessory to add a pop to your fave fit or chill down with a pair of koozies that will make your friends jealous.

Upcoming

Saturday, July 13, 2024

DENVER: Intro to Marbling

Marbling in the Mile High City!
Join textile artist Mercedez Rex for an afternoon of creative play exploring the art of water marbling. We will cover a brief history of marbling as well as classic historical patterns before diving in to experiment with basic techniques of manipulating paints on the surface of a water bath. Each participant will have their own marbling vat and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations on both paper and silk textiles.

Upcoming

Saturday, July 27, 2024

Denver Intro to Marbling

Mile High Marbling!
Join textile artist Mercedez Rex for an afternoon of creative play exploring the art of water marbling. We will cover a brief history of marbling as well as classic historical patterns before diving in to experiment with basic techniques of manipulating paints on the surface of a water bath. Each participant will have their own marbling vat and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations on both paper and silk textiles.

ONLINE / ON-DEMAND

Creativity Through Marbling: A Daily Practice

A pattern a day keeps boredom away! Join me in the captivating world of marbling, mastering techniques that adorn paper with mesmerizing patterns. Throughout your month-long journey, delve into four distinct pattern categories: Stone, Gel-Git, Nonpareil, and Chevron. Embrace the interplay of colors, gradually advancing to more intricate designs. Grow your creativity through marbling and experience the enchanting art of swirling colors, unveiling breathtaking designs that will ignite your imagination.

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Online

Advanced Marbling Techniques


Click the link and use offer code: 'MERCEDEZ' for a 30 day FREE trial!


If you caught a spark of inspiration from my Creativity Through Marbling, this class will fan the fire with more creative exploration and play. In Advanced Marbling Techniques, you’ll learn new skills and replicate specific patterns. I'll demonstrate a range of techniques that incorporate a variety of combs that, when used in a particular order, produce wonderful contemporary classic patterns. Many of these designs are compound patterns requiring a layering of techniques to achieve designs such as Double Cable Gel-git, French Curl and Peacock.

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Online

Marbled Gift Wrappings


Click the link and use offer code: 'MERCEDEZ' for a 30 day FREE trial!


Once you've been marbling for a while, you may have amassed a bunch of prints you aren't sure what to do with. Or maybe you someone who loves to add that personal touch of handmade to everything you do. Either way, this celebration-focused class demonstrates how to jazz up your gifts with colorful, unique wrappings. Surface designer Mercedez Rex leads you thorough how to reuse your previously marbled papers as wrapping paper and envelope liners, then how to marble ribbon, gift tags, and balsa wood ornaments in festive jewel tones.

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Online

Intro to Marbling

My introductory course is now available ONLINE anytime, anywhere!
Click the link and use offer code: 'MERCEDEZ' to watch for FREE!

This foundational class will cover the tools you will need and the basics of your set up. Learn classic historical patterns before diving into joyful experimentation using basic techniques of manipulating paints on the surface of a water bath.
Learn how to:
Create traditional marble patterns, including Sumi, Stone, Gel-Git, Combed, and Freestyle
Make a marbling solution known as "size"
Use specialized marbling tools including precision combs and marbling brushes
Make a heart and flower shape

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PAST EVENTS

Past

5/11/24

Mother's Day Market

I'm popping up with marbled silk goodies to help you get the perfect gift for mom. Shop my collection of readymade scarves, eye masks and pillowcases or marble dip your own design on a silk bandana.

Free to attend, RSVP below for a free coffee!

PAST

4/7/24

Eclipse Utopia: Psychedelic Silk Marbling

Meet me in Utopia TX for a mini silk marbling activation. Take a dip in the marbling tray to make your own psychedelic silk keepsake.

Past

4/13/24

Dimensions Variable: A Journey Through the Senses (HTX)

Experience Hayv Kahraman: The Foreign in Us and engage all of your senses! Inspired by Kahraman’s cultural influences and surprising use of materials, this family-friendly event offers a flavorful torshi tasting presented by Houston chefs, a paper marbling workshop led by artist Mercedez Rex, and a live performance of the kamancheh, a Persian string instrument, by Badie Khalegian. Guests will also have access to Kahraman’s works on view. Free + Open to the Public | RSVP Appreciated | @theMoodyArts | moody.rice.edu

Past

5/4/24

Intro To Marbling

Marbling at the Cidery!

Join artist Mercedez Rex for an afternoon of creative play exploring the art of water marbling at Texas Keeper Cidery!

We will cover a brief history of marbling exploring classic historical patterns before diving in to experiment with basic techniques of manipulating paints on the surface of a water bath. Each participant will have their own marbling vat and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations on both paper and silk textiles.

Past

4/27/24

Wildflower Postcard Marbling

In this class we will explore basic Ebru techniques that stem from the Turkish tradition of marbling.
Unlike my Intro to Marbling class, the methods explored in this class will require attention to detail and mindful concentration. Each participant will work in a small format marbling tray, utilizing styluses of various gauges to manipulate paint on the surface of water into forms that resemble wild flowers.
Participants will leave with a dozen hand marbled postcards. 🌸 🌱 🌼

Past

3/13/24

SXSJ Pop Up Shop

I'm popping up on day one of Hotel San Jose's beloved SXSJ music showcase. Swing by from noon to 8 pm to take a dip in the DIY marbling tank or shop my collection of ready made silk scarves.

Past

3/2/24

Marbling 2.0 Advanced Techniques

Marbling 2.0 class returns! I'll be sharing some of the patterns, tips and techniques I learned during my studies with The Chena River Marblers.

Unlike my Intro to Marbling class, which is about creative exploration and play, the focus in this class will be on learning new skills and replicating specific patterns. I will demonstrate a range of new techniques that incorporate a variety of combs , which when used in a particular order, produce wonderful contemporary classic patterns. Students will work in their own tray and practice recreating the pattern following each new pattern demonstration. Students will leave with 8-10 archival prints.

This class is fast paced, previous marbling experience is recommended.

Past

2/24/24

Intro to Marbling

Join me for an afternoon of creative play exploring the art of water marbling. We will cover a brief history of marbling as well as classic historical patterns before diving in to experiment with basic techniques of manipulating paints on the surface of a water bath. Each participant will have their own marbling vat and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations on both paper and silk textiles.

Past

2/10/24

DIY Valentine's Day Cards with Marbled Paper

Where my crafters at? Let's celebrate the season of love together!
In this workshop participants will have access to a myriad of marbled papers, glitter, glue, heart doilies and envelopes to create beautiful Valentine's for loved ones 💌
I've been craving more creative community and this class is all about coming together to craft and exchange ideas.
Light snacks and refreshments included (feel free to BYOB)
We'll have all the materials needed to make the cards but you're welcome bring any additional supplies you want to craft with. ✂️🖍️❣️

Past

2/4/24

Ruby City SATX marbling class

Past

1/27/24

Intro to Marbling

Start out the new year right by making time to cultivate your creativity! Join me for an afternoon of creative exploration through the ancient art of water marbling. Flow with the color as you learn various techniques of manipulating pigment on the surface of thickened water. Each student will have their own 11 x 14 in tray and time to practice printing designs on both paper and silk.

No previous experience necessary; all materials provided.

Past

12/2/23

Handmade Holidays:DIY Gift Wrap!


Get into the holiday spirit with this festive class! We will cover a brief history of marbling as well as classic historical patterns before diving in to experiment with basic techniques of manipulating paints on the surface of a water bath. Each participant will have their OWN large marbling tray and time to practice learned techniques and color combinations before transferring their designs to 18 x 24 sheets of paper.

These papers are fantastic as gift wrap, bookbinding/ book arts, collage and many other craft applications.

*No previous marbling experience required!

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​I had the pleasure of doing a marbling workshop with Mercedez in Santa Fe, NM as she was traveling through and it was such a fun experience! She is an easy going and light hearted person, so everyone in the room instantly felt relaxed and able to experiment creatively. There was ample time to explore and test out marbling techniques before we made our final prints so I ended up with some cool pieces that I used for gift wrapping as well as a beautiful silk neck scarf. I look forward to taking more workshops with her when I can.

Anna Gieselman

Santa Fe, NM

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