RE: [Marbling] re: covering up sections
- Oh....I never do either...the sequencing or taking notes. Absolutely find
notes the most useless and confusing things in marbling....I mean you do
the same exact thing again another day and it's totally different.
I just wing it....it may take a few tries in the beginning to get it right
for that particular marbling day, but then I just go with it. Some days my
red wants to go before blue, or vice versa,,,,just to get the same result
as before. Notes just made my life difficult, I tossed them after my first
<<<<<<<<Let me try to explain better:
The purpose was so that you didn't have to write down the colors or the
sequence of your throws. Lets presume you are making a bouquet pattern,
and using a 10" X 20" tray. First you throw your colors, whether it be
2 colors or 20. Then you put a piece of stiff paper which hovers over
the carraghean surface over a 4" of the width of the tray . Note that
it is not making contact with the thrown colors. Then you proceed to
rake and comb one direction, but after each direction, you continue to
move the hovering paper over another 4". When you are done you remove
the hovering paper, and make a contact print which documents the
sequence of your colors and the sequence of your raking and combing
patterns all the way to the final design. I hope this is clearer. I
either read this in Ink and Gall, or from the SF gathering.
Thanks Iris for sharing your experience about making editioned papers.
Yes, by that I mean making a zillion papers that all look the same.
Here is a small, but helpful hint on drying papers. I use to drape my
papers exactly in half over a pvc pipe to dry, but I found that there
was always a wet bead at the bottom of the paper, which took much longer
to dry. To expedite the drying procedure I now hang my papers over the
pvc pipe but slightly off kilter, so that the bottom of the edge of the
paper points at about 10 degrees down hill. Now the water runs downhill
and the papers dry much faster. Gosh it only took me a decade to figure
that one out.