Here is my entry for this month’s Great Cakes Soapworks Challenge. This month’s theme was ‘Ebru Art’. This is a turkish style of water marbling where dyes are floated on the top of a water gel base and manipulated to create beautiful designs. The main guidelines were to make sure your design had some form of ebru inspiration and that you only used a single skewer or tool to create your design.
I had several attempts at this challenge and it was harder than I thought it would be. (I always seem to say that! My husband said ‘that’s why they are called challenges!’).
Most of the images of ebru art that I searched for were floral themed and I absolutely loved the roses that can be seen in the images below.
The roses below are by ebru artist Mukadder Kavas and can be purchased here
I didn’t just want to recreate an ebru design though. I wanted to put some of my own personality into the art so I chose to create ebru style roses with a ‘roses and castles’ twist.
I grew up in the Worcestershire countryside where there are many canals and I absolutely love the ‘roses and castles’ style of artwork that is traditionally used to decorate the boats. As the name suggests roses and castles are often depicted in the artwork and bright vibrant primary colours are always used to create the designs.
Below the example of ‘Roses and Castles’ art which I used to inspire my design.
|This went wrong so I just messed it all around with a skewer. I still think it looks kind of cool though!|
Thanks again Amy for another great challenge. I am really excited to find out what the next three months challenges will be.