Mercedez Rex: Marbled Leather Keychains
Water Marbling on Leather Keychain
Unique functional art!!! We use our keys ALL THE TIME, bring so snazziness to your every day…...
About Water Marbling: Marbling is a centuries old mono printing process dating back to 12th century Japan. It involves floating pigments on the surface of naturally treated water to create dynamic patterns which can then be transferred onto porous materials such as fabric or paper. Each piece created is unique, no two can ever turn out the same.
Get to Know the Austin Artist: Mercedez Rex
Mercedez Rex is an artist and creativity advocate who favors processes that allow for an element of chance and unpredictability. She began experimenting with surface design in textiles in 2013 and shortly thereafter founded her eponymous collection out of a desire to color her world with objects that spark joy and a sense of wonder. In 2018 Mercedez Rex discovered the magic of water marbling and has since moved beyond textiles to include surfaces of ceramic, wood and leather. Her experimental approach blurs the lines between art and functionality while imbuing time honored methods with a new relevance for the 21st century. Believing that everyone has creative potential and that cultivating creativity is a worthwhile pursuit, she is active in the community, offering marbling workshops and private DIY experiential art sessions.