Here are some recent experiments with using Methocel as a base for marbling. Rosalita and I spent a day doing "what if" things, trying Tsukineko inks, Setacolor, and Jacquard marbling colors.
|We used the Mini Marbling Kit from Jacquard for our experiments, Versatex surfactant, and "Creative Marbling on Fabric" and "Marbling" as references.|
|This is our laboratory setup. lol|
|Somewhat disappointed, but undeterred, we continued to add drops of paints, then swirled the colors using a wooden skewer. The pattern developed nicely, but the paints were sinking. Our conclusion is that the Methocel mixture was too thin.|
|This is the treated fabric laid on the surface of the paint.|
|Here is the fabric just after pulling up from the surface of the Methocel. We'd forgotten to drag it across the edge of the tub, so there was still a major amount of paint and Methocel which dripped down the fabric. This rinsed off.|
|This is the dried print. We found that the last, black paint retained its vividness the best, most of the previous paint having started to sink. Also, the metallics in the Lumiere flaked off.|
|Here I am using the outdoor 'facilities' to rinse off the Methocel. This allowed me to keep it from going into the septic system, however, the water is cold!|