Matt specializes in marbling things, leather work and greeting cards.
What is marbling or ebru? Marbling is a printing technique that involves floating paint or ink on a substrate (thickened water or shaving foam). It began in Turkey in the middle ages as way of marking original documents and later decorating books. You only get 1 print which is why it is called a mono-print. Each and every piece is different even when the same colors and patterns are used
Matt learned to marble things as part of his 4-H project area (arts and crafts). He has been marbling things since 2012. He has marbled tee shirts, flour sack towels, wooden beads, leather and of course paper. He discovered leather working this past year . He was invited to do his live demonstration on leather working as part of 2014-2015 Missouri State Fair.
Matt talking to people as he is working at the Mo State fair. Note the carved panels on the table. He won blue ribbons on both of the panels at our local county fair.
a marbled leather coin purse
a marbled leather round coaster