Marbling is an ancient technique developed as a way of placing swirling colors on paper. It can also be used to paint fabric which we will be concentrating upon. The basic techniques of floating the paints on the surface of thickened water, swirling the paints, and laying the fabric on the surface will be covered. Many different patterns can be created. No two are ever exactly alike. Because the pieces of fabric used must be 2 inches smaller than the inside of the container, we will be dealing with many small pieces of fabric. However, I will bring a few containers that will allow for experiments with larger cloth.
Class Limit: 10 Class Level: Intermediate
Participants Should Bring: Rubber, vinyl, or latex gloves; apron, plastic or cloth; notebook and pencil; and a plastic bucket for rinsing. Wear Old Clothes!
Material Fee: $20.00 acrylic paints, alum, thickening (Methyl Cel), fabric, scarves, and bandannas. I will supply 12” x 17” pans for students use.