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May 20, 2016
Total cost for this kit is around £40. With this, you’ll have plenty of methocel, alum powder, ammonia and paint for many more sessions.
Instructions1. Mix 1 teaspoon of alum powder with 1 cup of water then mix. Use a sponge to coat your paper in this mix, then leave the paper to dry. This process will ensure that your marbled colour stays on the paper.2.Take the large container and fill with the warm water.3. Put 1.5 – 2 tablespoons of methocel, and 0.5 tablespoons of ammonia into the water.4. Mix well with a whisk until all the powder is dissolved. The consistency should be like egg whites.5. Allow the mix to sit for a few minutes, then use the tablespoon to skim off any bubbles from the top.6. Pour the mix into the shallow white tray and allow to sit a few minutes. Skim any bubbles from the top.7. While you’re waiting for the mix to settle, prepare your acrylic paints. If you’re using tube paints (as suggested in the kit list) then you need to mix the colours so they are the consistency of cream. Liquid acrylics can be used straight from the pot.8. Mix a cup of hot water with a tiny amount of washing up liquid. This is used to help disperse the paint. Also add a tiny amount of this to your paint mixes.
9. Now use the straws to put tiny drops of colour onto the surface of the marbling mix. Use the washing up liquid solution to spread to the colour too.
10. Take a straw, and run it through the colours. This is how to achieve the streaky effect you can see on most marbled paper.
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