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Seventh day...adding marble to Ketterley's bathroom washbasin

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Seventh day...adding marble to Ketterley's bathroom washbasin
My contribution was to download an image of red jasper marble from Google Images and re-size it to scale, before printing two copies. These were laminated with colourless, self-adhesive library film to add a slight sheen, before cutting to fit. (The marble looks more blue in this photo than it is in reality. Its actual colour is an ox-blood red).
Posted by Brooksey on January 1, 2016 Full Size| Slideshow

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9 Comments

Rosemary
11:12 AM on January 3, 2016 
I have had colour changes too when photoprinting floors. It still looks great Julie, I would leave it alone- it just gives the feel of antiquity and use.
Brooksey
8:29 AM on January 3, 2016 
To my horror, the blue cast on the marble isn't a trick of the light - it's actually turning blue! I didn't notice it by artificial light (I took the photo late at night) but it was VERY obvious the following morning. The camera picked it up when I didn't, the night before. I've assumed that the printer's ink has reacted with the adhesive on the library film. I'm inclined to leave well alone, though. It still looks good, and re-doing it might damage the piece. After all, Ketterley's furnishing and décor is inspired by Lanhydrock - nothing else is an exact copy.
Jan
4:44 PM on January 2, 2016 
Agree with all comments, looks amazing.
Sarah
7:18 AM on January 2, 2016 
Fantastic! I ditto what Zoe and others have said.
Judy C
4:28 AM on January 2, 2016 
Gary and Heidi make beautiful things, nothing is beyond them. I have a gorgeous 1:24 lute made by them. BUT, the marble finish really does take this piece to another level.
Edel
3:12 AM on January 2, 2016 
Zoe has put it so well, I can only agree - wow!
Zoe H
2:27 AM on January 2, 2016 
This has a real wow factor! I really did think 'wow!' when I clicked from the last photo onto this one. The Masters' commission piece is excellent and your ingenious marble has finished it if beautifully. It's an impressive representation of the original.
Brooksey
8:52 PM on January 1, 2016 
Thank you very much, Valerie! Again, I'm very pleased with how this has turned out. Of course, most of the credit has to go to Gary and Heidi Masters!
lallyp
7:27 PM on January 1, 2016 
Looks very authentic marble & the unit is fab!

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