To continue with our Marbling and Dyeing week, on tuesday, we were ready to dive right in with marbling We used fabrics we brought as well as the ones we dyed. Marbling involves laying paint on a clear thickened solution, using rakes and stylus's to make a pattern and then lowering the fabric so it touches the surface and picks up the paint. The paint connects to the fabric permanently and instantly because of the alum in the fabric - it's also instant gratification. Below, Karen is getting ready to demonstrate on a sparkling new tray of methyl. The first prints are always so exciting with clean methyl as the methyl does tend to get murky quickly.
More to follow.