I’m back to marbling using the carageenan size and the Pro Marbling Paints. This time I wanted to see how far I could push marbling on fabric, so I marbled on previously over marbled material. The only term I could come up with is triple-marbled fabric.
Here are my results. The first picture is the over marbled – the fabric I had marbled twice.
I thought it needed more blue so this time I added more. Adding the teal pushed back the magenta from the previous marbling session.
The next two pieces are ones I’ve not liked from the start. I didn’t like the original dyeing or the two previous marbling sessions. I do like what this last session did to them.
There is a point where the fabric can’t take any more dye. At three marbling sessions, I believe they have met their limit.
It was a fun experiment and I am happy with my results. However, the jury is still out on this marbling paint for fabric. They will convene on my next marbling post.
I don’t know about you, but everyone here at Happy Acres is waiting for spring including Puddin.
You crazy woman you! THREE times?!?!? THEY ARE GORGEOUS! I really like the way they have turned out. Just amazing! And you are making me itch to marble!
Lisa, LOL! Yes, I’m a crazy woman! Yes, I’m wanting all of my readers to be as obsessed as I am!! Thanks for dropping by.
Do you steam the cloth between marbling layers, or wait until you are finished? I’ve never done marbling, but I’m curious.
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Hi Leslie, Great question! After each session the cloth is rinsed and hung to dry and then pressed. And after my last post I’ve said it really needs to be pressed on the wrong side. Then when you want to marble over you need to start the whole process over again and prep with alum and then let it dry. See my first post on marbling:https://lyndaheines.blog/2013/02/how-to-marble-fabric-a-new-obsession/
Thanks for dropping by. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me. Lynda
I think third time maybe the charm, love the way they turned out. Have you ever marbled fabric with shaving cream, that’s lots of fun and it smells great to?
I’m right there with Puddin, I want out too.
Have a great day.
Hey Ellen, Thanks for dropping by. I’ve marbled paper with shaving cream but not fabric. I remember with paper it was a blast. I’ll have to try it. In fact, I purchased shaving cream awhile back to do that, but then I got sidetracked with this marbling. Thanks for reminding me of something else to do!! Hope you’re having a great day and thanks a bunch for dropping by. Lynda
Lynda, I love what you’re doing! I sure hope I can carve out some time to try marbling this Spring… you’ve done a great job of inspiring me!
Oh Judy, so glad I’ve inspired you. Can’t wait to see what you do with this technique.
I have been following your marbling adventures and read up about it from the links you have provided. My question is this: Since I make quilts that will be used & washed, do the acrylic paints hold up for that? I’ve looked for a tutorial using dyes to marble and have been unsuccessful. Is it possible to marble with dyes?
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Hi Nancy, on your first question, from what I read from Golden’s website, if you added GAC 900 you would be able to wash it. Read their informational sheet called Golden Acrylics on Fabric. As for dyes, you can use fiber reactive dyes with shaving cream and marble the fabric. However, I’ve seen one blogger who tried floating the dye mix on the size and it worked after numerous tries but then it washed out of the fabric. The two paints I used (Golden Fluid and Liquitex Soft body) both produced bright colors. Of course, not as vibrant as Fiber Reactivem dyes, but still beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and I’d love to see your results.
these triple-marbled pieces are so interesting. you’re very creative. and i’m so sorry to hear about your cherry tree! the colors of the cherries in your pictures were so vibrant
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Leah, thanks! You know we all are creative. If I can do it, anyone can!! Yes, pretty sad but we did plant two more the other day to replace it.