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DYES: Marbling

Marbling is a printing process that takes an image up from a bed of size onto paper or cloth. Endpapers in old books were often marbled; also silk scarves and note paper. Golden Fluid Acrylics with our Methyl-Cellulose give easy, finely detailed, controllable prints on fabric. Paper will also take prints, but results may not be as intense. Use Alum to pre-treat fiber, to prepare it to better accept pigment (a mordanting process).

Basic Instructions

MARBLING STARTER SET This set has four colors of Golden Fluid Acrylics, 4 ounces of marbling size, 4 ounces of alum, bamboo stirring sticks, a comb for swirling, and complete instructions. You will need a flat pan to work in and cloth or paper to marble on.
Not all methyl-cellulose is created equal. For marbling, this is the good stuff.
An oz of methyl-cel makes about a gallon of size. For marbling paints, we recommend the Golden Fluid Acrylics.
Marbling medium derived from seaweed. Mix with warm water, about 2 tablespoons to a gallon. Sold in 4 and 8 ounce packs.

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Item code $
put-up qty est ship wt ea
Starter Set - Marbling egSMAR set 40.80 2.0
Alum (potassium aluminum sulfate) dcAL4a 4 oz 5.10 0.5
Alum (potassium aluminum sulfate) dcAL1p 1 lb 14.80 2.0
Alum (potassium aluminum sulfate) dcAL5p 5 lb 65.90 7.0
Alum (potassium aluminum sulfate) dcAL25 25 lb 270.30 29.0
(Updated September 27, 2023)

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