5707Re: Marbling wood
- May 29 10:17 PMI 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.
> 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 Iâm
> > having a hard time getting the paint stick to the primer. I have tried
> > different primers and sealers, but Iâm still having some trouble.
> > I have applied the Alum every time and I still canât 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 itâs 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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