After trying just "regular" marbling (see here and here), Pat (my play date friend) and I decided to try some different techniques. This is my favorite piece of the bunch. I imagine part of the reason is that it is my favorite color scheme. I love the way the black is so graphic and bold against the yellow and orange. I like the pop the red gives it. I used a long-handled brush I purchased at Dick Blick to pull the shapes from round to pointy.
I tried a stencil cut from fun foam. I cut ovals into the stencil I used for this next piece of fabric. The stencil lays on the "size" (as Dharma calls the liquid on which the paints float). The designs on the fabric are made by dropping the paint into the holes in the stencil. I think I'll do some stitching on this one. These look like little flowers or trees to me, so I'll be stitching some stems/trunks.
Here are the two iridescent pieces I did. Pat and I got so excited about washing them out that we didn't wait the time Jo suggests on the DVD. She suggests waiting 48 hours before washing out fabrics with iridescent paints. We didn't wait a full 24 hours. What can I say? As you can see, some of the paint came off (although, I do like that effect too). Again I have NO idea what caused the spots on the right side of the top piece and on the left side of the bottom piece. My friend says, "That is just the nature of the beast."
All in all, I learned a lot and found out I LOVE marbling. I definitely will be doing it some more. I have purchased more paints and a larger tray. Now, I just have to figure out how I will use it in the work I'm currently doing. I have some ideas already...