As I said in my last post, I purchased a Quilting Arts DVD on marbling by Jo Fitsell (you can find the DVD here) and just recently had a chance to try some marbling. A friend and I spent a day and a half trying out different techniques from the DVD.
I took pictures of some of the fabrics I made. My friend who does marbling all the time says that the "magic" really happens when the next layer is done. She says another layer of marbling or dying the fabric after marbling makes the fabric even more luscious. I'm planning on adding another layer of marbling to many of these pieces. I might even try dying some of them.
The top piece here has the colors I love to work with--oranges, reds, yellows. I was surprised at how much I liked the bottom piece even though it is pretty subdued.
Here is another piece with those colors I like so much. The "swirlies" at the top, left middle, and bottom left/right are paints that were left over from a previous dipping. I like that effect too.
Stay tuned for my next post. I have the results of some experiments we tried, and I'll show you some pieces using iridescent paints. (They are lovely.)