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Old 04-12-2010, 04:33 AM
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Marbling Techniques using Acrylic on Canvas

Hi everyone!

Not sure if this is the correct forum to be raising my query. Am relatively new to the Acrylic forum on Wetcanvas.

I've been trying to get my hands on any advice on Marbling techniques on Canvas or panels using acrylics. There seems to be woefully little info on this subject on the internet and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction...

I came upon a book on Marbling 'How to' by Wendy M, but the book doesn't seem to be available to those in UK. Would someone be able to help?

Thank you for your help,

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Re: Marbling Techniques using Acrylic on Canvas

Marbling is more of a water color process. There is an additive that Italians use for there marvelous marbling.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNF_v...eature=related

try to capture it on a sheet of glass and then tranfer to a clear gloss medium "PAINT SKIN".
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Re: Marbling Techniques using Acrylic on Canvas

Oooh! Thank you all for the links... I'll be sure to try them... any ideas on how I can do the same for big canvasses(bigger than 1m x 1m) ? Also I hear you can do the same with the acrylic mediums that are currently available. Any ideas anyone?

I'll be sure to post how I got on with the techniques I got off you tube!

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Re: Marbling Techniques using Acrylic on Canvas

take a look here.

http://www.rexart.com/appmarbling.html

The biggest issue with larger sizes is the size of the vessel required. It needs to be at least as big as the surface to be marbled. Then laying the receiving surface into the vessel is another issue. I am not saying it can't be done but it does have a few issues that need to be thought out carefully.

The marbling vessel can be made with plywood carefully sealed at all the meeting points and then carefully varnished so there are no leaks and the wood doesn't absorb moisture when in use.
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Thank you! That link was most informative... It definitely does look like I'll need to invest in a super large tray!
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Re: Marbling Techniques using Acrylic on Canvas

You might make a local trip to your ironmungers/DIY store and check out how the marbeling is done for walls. I have used the technique and it works very very well.

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Re: Marbling Techniques using Acrylic on Canvas

I have done marbling but used paper.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=493120
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=492982
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=449512
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442819
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442799
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442798
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442612
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Re: Marbling Techniques using Acrylic on Canvas

I used carangeena which is an additive found in ice-cream to float my acrylics on. It is expensive but works very well. Also found some very large trays on dickblick. It was fun to do and I would probably do it again in the near future.
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Re: Marbling Techniques using Acrylic on Canvas

For whatever reason I couldn't open others links so I have no clue if this has been suggested but, on walls, pillars, floors there is a rather simple way that many craft artists or Trompe-l'oeil painters have used. I did some on walls in my daughters salon....and have a friend that did her studio floor which turned out amazing. I found this link and I'm thinking it may be close to what others have offered but can't open those links.
This is for Marbling- Faux painting, but maybe you can revise some of what they tell you to use to work with acrylics. The result is amazing but have never done this as far as a painting on canvas or other surface.

So rather then explaining maybe take a peek.
http://www.repair-home.com/home_deco..._marbling.html

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This one is also interesting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B8q3...eature=related
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Thank you all so much for your suggestions! noodle1, the link you gave me was most informative. I should think this link talks about what ourcassidy mentioned about talking to ironmongers or local DIY stores.

Lady Carol, whats the best place to find Carangeena?

I read one of the other links that Laundry starch works as well. Has anyone tried it with Laundry starch? How did that turn out?
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Lady Carol, whats the best place to find Carangeena?
dickblick.com has it.
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