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  • Be generous when dropping your paint on! Only a few drops are going to spread and become quite pale. Cover the surface of your size. Every color layer you put on top is going to 'push' the colors below, making them darker and richer. Strategically placed drops of dispersant will push and compress the colors, as well. You can dilute your dispersant to varying strengths - full...
    deluwiel1209@... Sep 22, 2015
  • really interesting! thanks for posting, Sue. I've always pulled a nonpareil after 'get-gel' both horizontally AND vertically. Different techniques to try.
    deluwiel1209@... Feb 13, 2015
  • I use a combo of all of the already mentioned methods, depending on what I'm going for. The whisks are awesome for getting some really beautiful combed and stone patterns with even coverage over the size allowing for a much more intricate, rich look. Dropper bottles for bigger free-form patterns; eye droppers work best for when I want bulls-eyes and flower shapes and such. I don't...
    deluwiel1209@... Jan 20, 2015
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  • I'm kind of digging the "lichen" look, too! LOL As my husband says, sometimes we're our own worst critics because we know what we actually wanted and if it falls short of that mark we consider it a failure but no one else has to know that! Let it stand on its own. That's what made me fall in love with marbling - The result may not be exactly what you were going for, but it's always...
    deluwiel1209@... Jan 20, 2015
  • very sorry to hear of Laura's passing. Her unique vision and art inspire me.
    deluwiel1209@... Oct 15, 2014
  • oh Michelle - I'm so sorry you're having such trouble! Not being able to stand there and really see what's going on it's hard to say. My only suggestion right off the top of my head is to start with just a couple of colors trying different dilutions until you get those the way they need to be. That might give you a better guideline to know how to tackle the other colors. All I use...
    Deluwiel Xox May 17, 2014
  • nice! I'm glad you're having some success. Warning: This is where it becomes addicting LOL I use whisks or even old paintbrushes to splatter for small areas if I'm doing something in the neighborhood of a 22 x 22 bandana size piece of silk. For scarves or larger pieces of fabric I go with droppers or, more often, squeeze bottles. Droppers work well for me to do bullseyes or to lay...
    Deluwiel Xox Apr 27, 2014
  • I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling Michelle. I'm afraid I don't really have any practical solutions for you for paper - I marble on silk and use methocel and have never had a problem with my Goldens and various fabric paints floating just mixing with distilled water. (I always use distilled water to mix the color, but just tap water to make the methocel). A good trick I...
    deluwiel1209@... Apr 17, 2014
  • I'm very excited about the class! I'll definitely be looking forward to seeing more information about it. I'm definitely a 'visual learner' - I can read all the material there is but it's so much more valuable to be able to see how it's done right in front of me! I did discover that a large part of the problem was some contamination in my size - threw the whole batch out and...
    deluwiel1209@... Oct 21, 2013
  • there's a picture of my big tank and some new pieces of silk.
    deluwiel1209@... Oct 21, 2013