Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Freezer

Well, the mad marbler is at it again!! After three days, I was totally exhausted and had a good long nap the following day (the kitties were keeping me awake at night as well). I did manage to pour the leftover methocel into my tray at home and as I was passing by yesterday, decided it was time to do the leftover socks that I had "alum-ed" for the class.

I have decided one of the main differences between the class conditions and my home marbling is the size of the tray! At home, I use a tray that can easily fit a fat quarter while I was using a tray about 14 x 18" in class. I do think that made quite a bit of difference. I did two pairs of socks yesterday as well as four prints and didn't have to use any surfactant at all. In fact, I used some of the slower paints to slow down some of the speedier ones. I didn't have any yellow left in my stash here so mixed up some using my white and the Pro Chem liquid pigments -- worked great! Looks like I will be able to finally use up a lot of my old stuff.

Of course I felt compelled to alum all the remaining socks I had! So there will be a lot of marbled socks in my future!

These are three of the four prints I did after they dried and were sitting on my car! The fourth print was a "ghost" print which is the second print taken from the same marbling tray without adding any paint.


Priscilla Kibbee said...

Now you are REALLY making me upset that I missed the class. I love the fabrics.

Vicki W said...

I love those fabrics!

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