How I marble on fabric.
- MARBLÝNG on FABRIC:
First you must decide which kind of marble base you will work with;carreenan or a tragacant plant which is the major ingredient for marbling on which the paint float.The solution should be covered when not in use.
Carrageenan is an organic substance extracted from Ýrish moss,which can be mixed in cold water(some types need to be cooked)Prepare size/carrageenan by dissolving 1 tablespoon carrageeanan with 1 lt. of water using a blender.Then you can fix it pouring more water .9lt.will be enough for standart container(50/35 cm 6 cm dept).
Allow the solution to stand for 12 hours so that all the bubbles rise to the top and the solution gels to a rubbery consistency or thin gelatinYou must be sure that no lumps remain.To test the consistency, drop paint.Ýf it expands slowly to a larger circle about 5cm. it has the right consistency.If the paint sinks to the bottom you must dilute the color.Use newspaper strips to skim off any air bubbles from the size surface.
You must be very careful when you prepare this solution. You must dissolve 1.-1.1/2 tablespoon subctance in 2 lt. water.(distilled water)and wait 3 or 4 days .You must make hand mixing.After the solution is ready you have to pour it by straining with the help of a muslin ensuring that no lumps remain.Then you have to fix water amount and consistency and test the paints.
To bond permanently with the paint, the fabric must be treated with an alum solution.(50gr
Alum (þap)1lt.hotwater in TURKEY But some use 3 tablespoon alum in one quart cold water)
Stir occasionally until the alum has completely dissolved.
Drop into the alum solution ,let the fabric line-dry without wrinkles for 15 min.and then rinse the fabric. Let dry. Ýron the fabric and use it dropping the center first, place the corners down gently on the marbled surface.Once the piece is completely on the surface size ,carefully pick it up. You can use fixing materials or iron the fabric
to fix painting. Afterwards you have to rinse it again with a fabric softener. HAND WASH ALL FABRICS.
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