2530Re: [Marbling] Marbling on Canvas
- Aug 16, 2004Hello Donna,
A smooth surface canvas seems to work best. I do not
was the canvas, but lay it flat in a tray of alum
solution (1/2 cup to 1 gal.). With my hand I press
the solution into the canvas until no more bubbles
come out of the canvas. Drip dry, iron and marble
--- enigmaticmatrix <Weshabak@...> wrote:
> I am totally addicted to marbling. I wish I had the__________________________________
> knowledge to
> answer all the questions about marbling to help
> others. But I don't.
> People have been marbling for eons...
> As far as oil marbling goes, I tried it with the
> liquid oils also,
> and got the oil slick on the water also. I tried
> thinning the tube
> oils with mineral spirits, but they either made a
> big oil slick on
> the water or turned into little "boogers" and sank.
> Anyhow, I did
> give up because the fumes started to get to me.
> Which brings out my next point. Marbling with
> acrylic paints and
> watercolors is NOT toxic(as far as I know).
> Everybody's body is
> different, so I'm not saying that it's not possible
> for you to have a
> reaction. The methyl cel and carrageenan are used in
> certain foods.
> Acrylic paints are safe as long as you use caution
> while using them.
> The only thing I can tell you, especially if you
> have a lot of money
> invested in this art-form (as I do) is to
> I have wanted to marble on canvas for years, and
> actually tried it
> once about 10 years ago. That was my failure, I only
> tried it once.
> So, guess what I did? After TEN YEARS!!!! I marbled
> a piece of canvas
> yesterday. It didn't turn out the way I wanted it
> to, (it looked
> terrible) but I'm going to try again.
> It came out kinda interesting, but not all that
> good. It had lots of
> hesitation marks and air bubbles in it. When I
> rinsed it, the color
> rinsed away in unattractive splotches and left
> intense areas, and
> pale patches on the canvas.
> If anyone else tries marbling on canvas, let me know
> how it works for
> I believe the main thing about the art of marbling
> is to not give up.
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