In the past two marbling posts I showed you how to marble, and then three different looks. In this post I’ll show you how the marbling looks over previously dyed fabric.
This is a piece of the commercially-dyed fabric that my friend Donna gave me.
Now, here it is marbled.
Here is another piece where I used more red.
The following piece was my last piece for this marbling session so I dropped all of the remaining paint into the bath. It turned out to be one of my favorites. You can see the large white circle area that was part of the fabric.
Now for a piece of fabric I dyed blue green awhile back. I didn’t have an extra piece left so this is a picture of the back of the marbled piece. Ignore the circles which is the marbling bleeding through to the back.
Here is a closeup of another piece using that fabric.
Then to the next piece of fabric. This was the one that I had dyed and then stamped over with wood fabric stamps, an orange, and an apple.
Now marbled over.
The following one has more green added to it and it was also one of my favorite pieces.
So from this experiment I found that those pieces that are marbled over previously dyed fabric are much more interesting. Also, colors look different on different backgrounds.
I am looking forward to going through my stash of dyed fabric and marbling again. Also, I want to try marbling over previously marbled material. But first I want to make something with some of these pieces for our livingroom. This has been such a fun technique with much more experimentation to come.
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What a neat project. I love the results and can not wait to try it!
TOTALLY love these!!
We’ll do it!!
WOW!! These marbled over pieces of fabric have such a richness and depth with the previous work peeking through. Amazing!!
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I am in love. I’ve always been fascinated with marbled paper in antique books. Will have to try this!
Janice, So glad you like this. I’d love to see what you do. For me it was definitely love at first pull from bath! Thanks for dropping by.
Lynda, great tutorial! Love the beautiful eye candy. Thank you for sharing!
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Wonderful! Such fun for you and thanks for sharing with us. I’m off to do some snow dyeing this afternoon.
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Just incredible. You could never find anything like this commercially.
This is super! I usually spend time in the spring batik dyeing fabrics. Oh this will be so much fun to try! Thanks for sharing!
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Barb, Thank you! And thanks for dropping by.
Diane, Thanks. Sounds like you have a real fun afternoon. Thanks for dropping by.
Judy, It’s so easy too! Thanks for dropping by.
Nancy, Great! I look forward to seeing what you are doing. Thanks for stopping by.
Yummy! I can see a perfect summer play project…outdoors and messy…and totally fun…
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Marg, Yes, it would be much nicer to do this in the summer. It was sooooo cold in my garage!! Thanks for dropping by.
They’re gorgeous, the red one especially! Seems like you can’t get enough of it and I can totally see why! Looks like so much fun!
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I love these! I have a question – do the fabrics get stiff from the paints? That has always been a concern I have had…
Love the circles, I may have to give this a try.
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Judy, I was surprised that they didn’t get stiff at all. However, if you want to use them in clothing, I’d add the GAC.
Linda, Thanks. The circles are so neat. Thanks for dropping by.
Thanks and thanks for stopping by.
I’m so glad you shared this – love the other two posts too! Can’t wait to try some marbling myself!
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Nina-Marie, Thank you for dropping by. Looking forward to your marbling!
oh WOW! those are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
Leah, Thanks! And thanks for stopping by.
OOHHHH that last piece is gorgeous!
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I love this fabric! I am dying to learn from you!
Dawn, Thanks! I’m looking forward to learning from you!!