Friday, March 8, 2019

When is a Broom Not a Broom?

When I marble on fabric, which I love to do, it a a few solid days of committment as the set-up is quite involved.. I tried many methods for dropping the paint onto the surface of methyl cellulose...many use eyedroppers but I've always preferred to use the whisks from a broom.
When I used to teach marbling, I purchased it in bulk to accomodate lots of students...but now it is just for my use. It is not an easy item to find - actually impossible...so what to do. Well I went to a large chain store and purchased a broom...a good old fashioned broom - one that brought back lots of memories of my grandmother and the way she cleaned.
Wow...are these things well made...so strong and very difficult to take apart..but once that was accomplished...
I made them into little bundles around 6" long and wrapped with twine and rubberbands. I used the rubberbands first to hold them in place and then secured with twine. The rubber bands will eventually disintergrate so the twine is there as a back-up....Bring on the marbling!

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