Sunday, October 31, 2010

Marbling Results

After spending the entire afternoon marbling with my daughter, we have six beautiful fat quarters.  Yep -- it took us that long.  But we had fun.  If you click on the photos, you can see more of the detail.
This fabric was originally turquoise.  I got a little heavy handed with the greens and there's not much turquoise showing.   It's the only one that has enough paint to affect the hand of the fabric.  I've never done that before when marbling. Usually, the paint floats in such a thin layer that the fabric stays soft.
This one is probably my favorite of this batch -- I wasn't sure about the black and turquoise dots when I first pulled it off the size, but it has grown on me -- now I really like them.
This was a pale striped hand-dye -- blue and yellow.  I like the soft colors, even though I can't think of what I will do with this.
This was a snow-dye that I thought was kind of ugly.  I used it to pick up paint that was left in the tray after another piece, so there is only a little marbling on the right side.  I put this on the to-be-marbled-again pile.  Yes, you can do that -- some of the most complex and beautiful marbles that I've seen are over-marbled.
This was my daughter's first attempt.  It's the one that I showed here as the paint on the size.  It looks much brighter on the fabric because the size was a little murky from use.
This was her second attempt.  We had trouble with the purple -- it kept sinking.  I wound up mixing new color for her.  The stuff in my little bottles had thickened and couldn't be revived.

I think I like hers best -- would it be wrong for me to add them to my stash?  We did use my supplies...

4 comments:

Vicki W said...

Oh what fun! I love her yellow and red one.

Beth said...

Too bad we have the same taste in fabrics and colors!!! I like them all. Just think the stiff green one can be used as a base for a bead project.... am I the only one that sees a fern forest?

Jan said...

The dotted one reminds me of some kind of weather map, the radar weather or something. personally I always have trouble coming up with wonderful pale fabrics so I would be you won't have a problem using yours up. Wonderful usable results on all these. Plus fun with your daughter!

Brian Miller said...

nice. love the vivid yellowsand reds...i did some scarves like this years ago...