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I told you how much I loved the marbling  class I took last weekend, it was fabulous! Since then I have wanted to try it, but I don't have the  necessary supplies in my art room. I shared the papers I made in the class with my folks, and my dad was asking a lot of questions. Low and behold, we got an idea. Why not try diluting oil paints with turpentine, and float the mixture on water? Well, as you can see, it worked. The only problem was the hole in the bottom of the bowl. I had turpentine all over my work space. And, of course we know that turpentine is combustable. So after the clean up, I had to lay everything out on the driveway to dry and evaporate. It put a quick end to this new technique. I'll try again later

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Then I remembered a You Tube video on marbling with chalk and water. Well, I have chalk and water, so I gave it a go. All you have to do is scrape the chalk stick with the edge of a scissor blade and let the dust fall into the water. The dust floats. The images you see here are done with the original random dusting of the chalk. It is kind of like the Turkish Stone technique done with the true marbling method. I did try swirling the dust to see if I could get a more marbled look. It worked, but the colors were pretty drab. I will try it again on another day and see if I can get some better results. I also have an idea of mixing  corn starch in water to thicken it.  Then maybe  pour some vegetable oil in to float on top. I will try different paint, ink and dye and see if I can get any to float. Aaah, I feel like a mad scientist. I'll be sure to share the results with you.

 


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You are a true artist!

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11/28/2016 4:20am

I think this is a thing! It is beautifully created and can be sold in an art gallery. You should do more of these and be proud of it. You got a talent that not everyone has it. Thank you for sharing your amazing art of marbles. I hope I can see more of your work of art in this blog.

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I never knew that marbling class exists. It is generous of you to share about this, and you even included pictures. However, I can see that it needs a lot of art materials in order to accomplish a piece. It is a good thing that you remembered what you watched on Youtube. All in all, I can see that you are the type of person who is willing to give new things a go. Above that, you are really creative!

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I like marbling classes most of all!

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05/29/2016 9:02pm

Wow, I like the way you design this web... It's so beautiful.

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05/30/2016 2:33am

I understand you, I feel like a mad scientist too))

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