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5316Re: [Marbling] try try and try again

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  • irisnevins
    Aug 9, 2009
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      There is no true formula... it's like asking for "the cookie recipe". many variations. Many depend on weather. You can never say 10 drops gall to one cup paint...what paint, how thick, thin, what size is used, what additives, how cold or hit is it, etc. How lovely if we could have one fool proof formula, you'd see thousands more marblers.

      I am beyond a slob. It's so funny if someone comes to work on a repair in the basement, where my studio is, I say SHUT THE DOOR!!! You're letting DUST in. They think I am totally insane. Mess, fine, but dreaded dust, leaves those darned little white specks all over the papers. I don't mind the dust itself, as long as it knows to stay on the floor. The more movement or people in the room, it kicks up the dust.

      There are as many different variations on how to marble as there are marblers. It is more science than art, or at least equally so. Find what works in your space and stick with it.

      Iris Nevins
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      From: gretchen vansant<mailto:fine_artist2002@...>
      To: marbling@yahoogroups.com<mailto:marbling@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, August 09, 2009 12:37 PM
      Subject: [Marbling] try try and try again

      I've been marbling for 10 years now? gosh. I got a VHS tape about the process out of the local library. There are many books also , but rarely do they give there true "formula". Gosh I think it took me the first 5 years trial error, and then when I moved I had to change my formula again. You have to almost be a scientist I think. I find it almost impossible to marble when the room is to cold, one part of the vat is colder than another part closer to the heater agh!!! I find it to be a labor of love, which color will be more cooperative today than another. Iris I'm glad you admitted your abit sloppy. I am embarrassed to bring my "helpers" in when I'm ready to lay. I get immersed in the work with the pattern rather than my mess!!! .I think its great people can come here to ask questions....but you have to discover it somewhat on your own. Peace Gretchen

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