Marvelous Marble!

Walking through the workshops today you’d think the scenic artists had lost their marbles (couldn’t resist!) with the amount of floor they are painting.  The team have been concentrating this week on creating marbled tiles for the upcoming production of Twelfth Night which contains a series of floor tiles, in varying sizes and painted to look like two different types of marble. 

Here you can see the process as the team tackle the cream marbled tiles.  The method consists of ‘puddling’ darker washes onto a cream base so it creates a mottled pattern and then using sponges and bobbly rollers to remove the excess liquid and add a feeling of texture.  When dry the tiles get a coat of dead flat glaze to protect them so they look as good as they do today, right up until the last show. 

Pictures of the orange marble to follow this week as well as what is happening in props and what the construction team have been working on…stay tuned…

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