So it occurred to me that these pages might look great on Scrabble tiles. Here's what I ended up with after working obsessively for days.
Here's a closer look at the whole lot. I really love old typography.You can see that I used a number of different materials for my marbling.
Here is an example of an old envelope from the 1920's. Postage was only two cents! I marbled the envelope and here it is in little sections. I love the look.
These were made from the letters that came with the envelopes. Don't you love that people used to write letters? What a lost art.
For some reason, these were very difficult to photograph. The camera seemed insist on focusing on the book cover instead of the tiles even though I told it to focus on the tile.
These were made from the pages of a book on mechanics from the 1800's. I love the graphic look of the illustrations.
Here are some examples of the backs of the tiles. I used the plain paper from the edges of the book pages on the backs. You can see some of the Scrabble letters. After a while, I learned to not press down the paper on the center of the tile.
Next I want to spray them with artist's varnish to protect them, but I need warmer weather for that. I am also trying to decide whether to solder around the edges. Then I get to make jewelry - what fun! My head is spinning with ideas.