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How to Marble with Craig Joubert
In this very comprehensive workshop Craig shows you how easy it is to marble. This can be applied to most surfaces – from fabric, to tiles, leather, wood, cork, paper and cotton canvas.
He starts off by explaining what comes in the starter kit; the paint is non-messy, fast and permanent and is non-toxic so brilliant to be used with children – ages 3 upwards. You will see that the ink just floats on top of the pre-treated water ready to be transferred onto the host project.
If you are planning to marble fabric, then the fabric needs to be pre-treated. The special mordant for this is included in the starter pack. The kit also includes the special thickening agent that needs to be added to the water. Do not use tap water though.
There is a Starter book – Introduction to Marbling 4 Fun, which contains 23 different designs to work with and Craig shows you how these designs are transferred onto a small 3D object like a canvas frame, pegs or door stops,. He also shows how the ink is transferred instantly to paper – for cardmaking (suggests 160gsm)- so maybe Christmas cards? And for added value for money you also get a the opportunity of using a ghost print.
In the second book – Crafting with Marbling 4 Fun, – there are 28 different projects, which include fabric use, jewellery and book binding.
We end with Craig demonstrating how to create the Spanish Moiree design – again on paper.
If you’d like the kit it is available in out Shop – Marbling Starter Kit
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