Monday, February 17, 2014

Marbling magic continues

Having survived back surgery and the resulting months of recovery, I started marbling on silk scarves in the last month.  I am really excited about the marbling.  It took a period of experimentation to work out the right combination of marbling surface, paints and fabric process and I now feel like it has all fallen into place.

Here's a shot of my latest batch of marbled scarves, which are now at my newest shop, the Gift Shop at the Columbia City Gallery in Seattle.  And of course, some are also available at The Gallery at Town Center in Lake Forest Park where I have been selling my work for almost 2 years now.

I used the same palette of paints for all of the scarves which gave me a useful guide to my transparent paints.  I particularly liked the results on the light yellow scarf and have put a closeup view of it below. I used 4 different shades of blue and one opaque yellow.  The yellow is the stronger yellow swirl in the lower left corner.

I've ordered some opaque fabric paints and will be experimenting with them in the near future.  And I am still searching for a red that won't fade to pink or fuchsia when it spreads on top of the marbling surface.