I like them for artwork, marbled flowers etc. For production paper orders I turn into a monster marbler machine, running up and down the tank with squeeze bottles! I like when I don't have to marble for 'work'. Doing it for art is more enjoyable for sure.
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Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: [Marbling] Pipettes
One of my favorite marbling tools is a plastic pipette for putting down
circles of colors. They are available from John Neal, and also from medical
supply stores. I find them much more user friendly than eye droppers. I
keep one plastic pipette in each color jar and can add just the right amount
by a soft squeeze of the pipette.
I can lay down as many concentric circles of colors as I choose by applying
one drop of color on top of the previous dot. You can also drop random
circles of color for a stone pattern. I work mostly with acrylics, but have
used the pipette method with marbling inks as well. An interesting fact is
the order in which you put down the colors. Some colors chase, and some
don't. If a color chases (pushes aside the previous color) then reverse the
order and put it down first.
Happy New Marbleous Year
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