Lunching with the art girls

Years ago when I owned my own writing and graphic design business, one of my client’s employees called me the “art girl.” Back then I really took offense to that label. I didn’t see what I did as art – writing and designing promotional materials –¬† and I was definitely not a GIRL! Oh, how…

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More Marbling Class Fun

Monday was the second session of the fabric marbling class I’m teaching at the East Branch Library. For the first half of the class we used brushes which make smaller circles than the pipettes. For the second half of the session we used our skewers and made flowers. We also over marbled some of our…

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Getting ready for my marbling class

I’m teaching/facilitating a fabric marbling class at East Branch Library that starts today. I am SO excited to introduce ten talented creative women to marbling – one of my present addictions. If you’ve just dropped by, check out this post, this post and this one about my marbling. It’s been awhile since I’ve marbled so…

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More Marbling: Making A Pattern

You know marbling has gotten a hold on me lately. However, this will be my last post about the process for awhile. I have some other projects that need my attention. However, first I wanted to tell you about my favorite of the marbling books I’ve been reading in case you want to come along…

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Triple-Marbled Fabric Results

I’m back to marbling using the carageenan size and the Pro Marbling Paints. This time I wanted to see how far I could push marbling on fabric, so I marbled on previously over marbled material. The only term I could come up with is triple-marbled fabric. Here are my results. The first picture is the…

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More Marbling: Using Marbo Gum and Pro Marbling Paint

This marbling is really getting interesting and I’m learning so much. This next session I tried using Marbo Gum from PRO Chemical & Dye as the thickener for the size (water bath). It’s so much cheaper, and supposedly lasts much longer than carrageenan, and is easier to deal with. So even though the carrageenan worked…

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Marbling over previously marbled fabric

I’ve really been having fun with this marbling on fabric. I decided to take some of those least loved marbled pieces and marble over them to see if that would improve them. I’ve taken pictures before and then again after overmarbling so I could see the difference. This time I used a different paint –…

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Marbling over previously dyed fabric

In the past two marbling posts I showed you how to marble, and then three different looks. In this post I’ll show you how the marbling looks over previously dyed fabric. This is a piece of the commercially-dyed fabric that my friend Donna gave me. Now, here it is marbled. Here is another piece where…

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Marbling Fabric: Three Different Looks

When marbling last week I found that I could get different looks by playing with the thickened water bath. To demonstrate this and to equal the playing field, I used three pieces of white muslin. See my original marbling tutorial here. I used the same colors and started with the same pattern as close as…

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