Re: [Marbling] Digest Number 330
- Where to marble?
I did it in my laundry room last year, knowing that the place would have to
be painted before moving. Paint everywhere. Had to paint with Kilz before
we could paint with latex! Never did get the cabinets clean.
Now I have a studio and the same problem. My marbling tray is set up on a
drawing table, perpendicular to the sink and up against the wall. I've
taped a large sheet of plastic up on the wall behind the table, but I always
end up with drips on the vinyl floor anyway. I found the key is to get it
up quickly because, unlike the fabric dyes I use, the paints dry and have to
be scraped off. The dyes I can work with directly on the floor and not have
My favorite solution is to just work outside when weather permits.
I haven't solved the problem of spatters and have decided to live with it
and paint walls when I leave. If anyone has a solution, I'd love to hear
Every life is an embroidered soul.
- I started out marbling in the bathroom. It was all ceramic tile and took
days to clean up when we moved!!
I was asked about doing tee shirts a few weeks ago. My e-mail program has
undergone a wipe out and I have lost the contact. I apologize for not
getting back to you. I hope you will attend the conference in September and
I will be glad to share all I know. I don¹t have the patience to write it
Best wishes, Gail M.
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- Hi Helen, We have all had to think about splatter problems and
cleanups, and I have solved my spattered floor problem by purchasing
offcuts from a carpet supplier. They are heavy enough to lie flat,
and I simply shake them and roll them up ready for my next marbling
session. I marble on an extendable dining room table, and place the
carpet lengths around it. If you are using acrylics, you can clean
up with methylated spirits which dissolves acrylic paints - a very
useful trick told to me by a house painter. Good luck, regards, Joan