Monday, August 31, 2015

Different Marbling Options

I'm sure many of you have seen the posts on YouTube about water marbling using nail polish to make your nails pretty. There's also a way to do this for canvases or basically any material you would like to have water marbled. Below I have pictures of two different ways to water marble on two different surfaces.

The first image here uses Marubu easy marble and is done on a 4 x 4 canvas board. This type of marbling paint is oil based and therefore takes a little while to dry depending on the surface.

The second example is done on card stock using alcohol inks that were dripped on top of the water's surface.

As you can see the effects very greatly based on these two types of marbling techniques. The oil-based paint allows for more manipulation once it is on the water, while the alcohol ink dries very quickly once on the card-stock. The drawback of the oil-based paint is the dry time, and the only type of paint you can use on top of it is more oil paint. The alcohol ink allows for the creation of very loose deigns and can be painted on top of with most other media afterwards. Alcohol, however will mix with the water if manipulated too much, and therefore, can't be used to create intricate designs.

Which of these two seem more interesting to you? Any ideas of what I should paint on top of them? Love to see comments! :D

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