My name is Deirdre Thompson, I am a bookbinder and live in Newcastle
uupon Tyne in the U.K.
I used to marble a lot but got frustrated and quit. I really wanted to
work with ox-gall and water colours and a caragheen moss size you know
the whole trade bookbinding thing. But was so unhappy at the results.
On of the biggest bits of learning I have experienced is that in the
books on marbling that I have sweated over. The author only uses the
best examples of her work in the photographs!!!!
Once I realised that the learning curve for marbling was steep, I
switched over to Liquidtex marblease and a bath from some hidieous
unnatural marbleing system and then I started to get results.
I have'nt done any for a while but I am encouraged by joining this
group to start up again
hope to learn some useful stuff
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- Hi everyone
Sharon here from Northamptonshire, England.
I'm a complete beginner and the have only known about marbling for a few weeks, after thumbing through the back pages of one of my art catalogues and then being enlightened via google. But I've worked a lot with inks & watercolor and can tell I'm already hooked on marbling, without having tried it yet!
I don't want to bombard the forum with stupid questions so what would you consider the best source of information on marbling techniques for a novice?
...But I can't resist asking a few questions right away. One I have this vision of marbling paper which has regions covered by (solidified) masking fluid, to leave areas unmarbled that I can later fill with pen and ink drawings. Is this possible? What happens to the marbling inks at the interface of paper and mask?
Two - one thing I don't quite get about the marbling process is after the paper is dipped (and I intend to use watercolour paper), can and should I use a normal paper stretching technique to ensure the paper dries flat??
thanks a lot,