Marbling

  1. The stone pattern is the most basic of marbled patterns where stones of different sizes are deposited on the marbling medium. You can squirt, drip, or flick from a brush to produce stones of differing sizes. Here I used brush(made from an old broom) to flick small stones onto the marbling medium(carrageenan). In the end, I used the Spanish Wave technique, which makes the pattern appear as if it is on folded fabric. You can achieve this by moving your right bottom corner in a small circular motion and laying down a bit more of the sheet each revolution of the circle. It prints the pattern in a wavy 3D design.

    Note: The Video was sped up 150% to reduce run time.

    jacquardproducts.com/

    # vimeo.com/130503523 Uploaded
  2. The Nonpareil design is the most traditional and recognizable marbled design. It starts by adding drops onto the marbling medium. Then you produce a Gel Get, which is the using the stylus to move back and forth side to side to create lines and then doing the same thing up and down. At that point, you rake the paint with a comb perpendicular to the lines just created from the Gel Get. You will know it when you see it. It's always easier to use a longer comb that is almost the width of the tray to rake the Nonpareil. Notice I don't get it perfect because I have to comb twice to cover the whole width of the tray.

    Note: Video has been sped up to 150% to reduce run time.

    jacquardproducts.com/

    # vimeo.com/130504478 Uploaded
  3. This is a somewhat advanced design. We start by dripping colors on the surface of the Marbling medium. Then we produce the Gel Get by moving the stylus top to bottom and then back and forth. This is the basis for many marbling designs. Then a Nonpareil is made by pushing the comb up perpendicular to the lines made by the Gel Get. Then move the comb slightly to the right and pull it back down, cutting each line made by the Nonpareil in half, producing the Chevron. Repeat this to get it over the surface of the whole design. A standard Spanish Wave starts at the corner and gives a draped fabric quality to the print in diagonal lines. Here I have started in the middle and freestyled my Spanish Wave, even changing directions at times. This gives a strange look to the folds, making the print more chaotic. The stiff nature of the Dura-lar film helps when doing the Spanish Wave. Floppier paper does not produce results this nice.

    Video was sped up to 150% to reduce run time.

    jacquardproducts.com/marbling-kit.html

    # vimeo.com/130504667 Uploaded
  4. This is our new and improved Marbling Kit with synthetic gall and real carrageenan. The image was printed on untreated .005 matte film Dura-lar from Grafix. The film is very translucent so you can see the printing process better than you can with paper. The marbling was done in a 11"x17" clear plexi tray on top of an Artograph Light Pad to illuminate the process.

    Each of the colors spread nicely and evenly. Sometimes when marbling you need to add colors in a specific order so they spread properly, but not with Jacquard's new kit. Add in any order, and get these beautiful bullseye patterns. Improved pigment load gives these crazy bright colors that are not easily achievable with traditional marbling.

    Note: Video was sped up to 150% to reduce run time.

    jacquardproducts.com/

    # vimeo.com/130573079 Uploaded
  5. This is a fairly standard swirl pattern that is then picked up with a Spanish Wave. First paint is applied in "stones" by dripping the paint on the surface. Then a Gel Get is made by combing up and down and then left to right. The swirl is made by raking with the comb after the Gel get as you would for Nonpareil, but giving a shimmy back and forth with the combs so you are not combing straight lines, but instead using a back and forth shimmy with the comb. The Spanish Wave that makes the design look like folded fabric is achieved by a small circular movement at one corner dipped in the marbling medium and laying a section of the paper or film down incrementally each revolution. The last part takes practice.

    jacquardproducts.com/

    # vimeo.com/130575432 Uploaded

Marbling

Jacquard Products PRO

Marbling is the ancient art of floating paints on the surface of thickened water (known as the “marbling size”) and then transferring this floating design onto paper or fabric. Use this traditional technique to make your own patterned fabric, one-of-a-kind…


+ More

Marbling is the ancient art of floating paints on the surface of thickened water (known as the “marbling size”) and then transferring this floating design onto paper or fabric. Use this traditional technique to make your own patterned fabric, one-of-a-kind wrapping paper, fine art and more. Each design is as unique as a fingerprint!

jacquardproducts.com/marbling-color.html
jacquardproducts.com/marbling-kit.html

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.