A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Marble Crazy

Hi All,

Sorry I am so late posting my marbling play day with Kathy Molatch. We had a great day and learned a little more about marbling. However, we also learned we need to know a lot more.

As Kathy mentioned, I mixed the Carageenan without putting Calgon in it. My water is hard and really needed the water softener. We mixed it in later but I don’t think it did as well as it would have if I had put the Calgon in from the get go.

Here is a start on what I want to accomplish. The problem is the paint did not stay where I wanted it.

I sort of like this one but still not quite what I want.

At the end, we got a little funky. I am a what-if kind of gal. So………..

This was not as great. I used transparent purple first and then it was hard to work the opaque paint afterwards.

Here is a picture of my days marbling.

I had a great day and hopefully will find some more time soon to try again.


  1. I totally love your stuff. I am not a fan of marbling when it is just a comb through different colors--not enough meaningful pattern for me. But I love your flowers and circles! I need to know how to do that. More directions please.

  2. Hi Judith,

    Thanks. The flowers are done by making circles by dropping the paint in one spot. Sometimes I add two or three drops on the first color. Then drop a different color in the middle of the first and continue to drop different colors until you are happy. Using a wooden skewer or knit needle or something similar, pull into the center from the outside of the circles (GENTLY).

  3. Oh my gosh Rosalita, I LOVE your pansies! :)

  4. These are gorgeous - love the flowers!


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