Re: [Marbling] Marbling Silk
- It's good to know that you can use Liquitex with water instead of the
Marble Ease. I think I'll give that a try, as I suspected that the dull
colors were from the marble ease evaporating.
At 11:59 AM 2/24/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>I have successfully marbled on silk for 10 years, using hand-rolled scarves
>purchased from Thai Silk www.thaisilks.com. I dip them in a alum solution
>and line dry. After drying you need to press lightly to get all the
>wrinkles out, then marble as you would paper. I use carrageen for the size
>(purchased from Colophon) and Liquitex acrylics (diluted to "splattering"
>consistency with distilled water). The silk is actually easier to marble
>than paper as it floats down on the size with ease. Rinse as you would
>paper, then line dry. After line drying I wash them by hand using a silk
>protein shampoo (silk is protein!) and rinse, line dry and iron.
>Silk does not like extreme changes in water temperature, so wash and rinse
>using lukewarm water. By the way, the acrylic paints dry very flexible, you
>do not even feel them after they dry on the silk.
>At first I only marbled on white, then discovered colored blank scarves and
>the results were much more dramatic. Using only black, gray & white as the
>marbling colors I laid the marbling pattern on the silk with the rich silk
>color coming through.
>If the length of your scarf is longer than your arm reach, attach the ends
>of the scarf to a very thin dowel. Hold the dowels with silk ends attached
>up in the air and let the center of the scarf touch the center of your
>marbling tray and then gently let each end down.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Susan Rex" <srex@...>
>Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2002 10:35 AM
>Subject: [Marbling] paints
> > I am new to the list and have spent some time reading archives but didn't
> > seem to find the answer to my question. I see reference to Golden and
> > Liquitex acrylic paints. Are these marbling paints or are these the same
> > acrylics that are used for painting pictures? If they are painters
> > arcylics, then with the liquitex do you use thick, medium or thin
> > and adjust them as necessary? The same question applies to the water
> > paints used for paper. Are these artists paints and is there a brand name
> > that is quite reliable and available in Canada?
> > I did try a sample with the irridescent Setacolor but realized my paint
> > either too thick or my size not thick enough. However, the results I did
> > get were quite thrilling. I use quite a bit of setacolor, for other
> > projects, and was wondering if anyone has tried Pebeo's marbling colors.
> > One last question. What about the hand of the fabric? Does the acrylic
> > paint have much of an effect on the hand of silk scarves? I wouldn't be
> > concerned with the hand of cotton.
> > Susan - Medicine Hat, Ab
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