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  • artsycole
    May 29 10:17 PM
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      I have also been trying to marble Christmas ornaments with enamel, but have not been having much luck - it globs together on the ornament. Looks okay on the water, but not on the ornament.

      Anyone have any luck with this?

      In the 70's there was a fad for awhile where people would push vases, lamps, etc, down into a bucket with paint floating on top, then it would be marbled as you brought it up? Does anyone remember this or waht they used? I wasn't into marbling in those days, so didn't pay attention - they used to do it at fairs and shows.

      --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, John Goode <watermarktile@...> wrote:
      > Hello R2D2
      > I have marbled a series of driftwood pieces.
      > I soaked the wood in alum solution and dried well then it marbled excellent.
      > Your Alum may be the problem? Try some from a marbling supplier...then its
      > tried and true.
      > Priming and sealing if need be are done after the marbling correct?
      > I use carrageenan for the size and that always makes the paint/ink meld into
      > the mordant(alum).
      > The carrageenan may seem expensive but if you want real results try it.
      > This is my guess with the experience I have.
      > I hope this helps and let us know how it comes out.
      > John
      > On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 7:48 PM, r2d21069 <r2d21069@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > I have been doing Swirl paint ( Marbling ) on wood by mixing Borax &
      > > water together. This makes the Acrylic Enamel paint float on top of the
      > > water. First I have to prime the wood, then get my pattern as I would
      > > like it to be, then dip it into my solution.
      > >
      > > I have tried this with Acrylic paint ( water based ) but I’m
      > > having a hard time getting the paint stick to the primer. I have tried
      > > different primers and sealers, but I’m still having some trouble.
      > >
      > > I have applied the Alum every time and I still can’t seem to get
      > > the paints to stick. They seem to run off of fade together. I mix 1/4
      > > cup to one quart
      > >
      > > Any help on this would be very appreciated because it’s driving
      > > me nuts. Remember, the wood has to have a sealer or primes on it.
      > >
      > > Thanks to everyone who reads this. Take care and God Bless
      > >
      > >
      > >
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