- Hi all, well I've just embarked on this fasinating discovery of
colour pattern and shape, and am trying to limit my trials by
hopefully avoiding the 'error' part! (but it's all part of the hair
pulling fun). Iam interested in printing onto fabric and have just
started by using Pébéo Marbling paints on a carrageenan size using
cotton, and the results have been ok, but the colour lacks vibrancy
and richness. I've read that liquitex paints work well but I wasn't
sure which viscosity to use (medium or high), as I have been told by
one marbler who uses high viscosity successfully, and when visiting
Darhma trading company online who sell marbling products and they
sell the medium viscosity for fabric, so I suppose they both work
well. Can anyone share they're experiences with these products?.
I reside in Australia and have read and presumed that temperature
play a big part in the shelf life of the carrageenan, which is to be
expected as an organic substance. But I made up a mixture up and
within 30 hrs and very little use the solution had lumps throughout.
Anyway thanks for this wonderful site because its comforting to know
that there are people who have walked the same path and can share
their experiences and knowledge to those of us who encounter hurdles
to the artistic awe which results from the mastery of this art and
- Hi David,
Can you get the paints from Galen Berry? I had good results on fabric with
these. Try this site:
Also the fabric you use has a lot to do with the vibrancy. The smoother and
higher thread count fabrics seem to show the colors best. I had problems
with pre colored fabrics. I think the colorfasting process puts a barrier to
the marbling process. You can always dye your own colors. I had some great
results from shirting fabric. It was smooth, white and 100% cotton.
Regarding the lumps: Do you use a blender for your carrageenan? If not or
not blended long enough could account for lumps.