I can t find any methylcellulose to do this the turkish way so i found a simpler way.
Marbling on fabric using starch.
I continue marbling fabric until the starch solution is no longer deep enough to support paint.
You will want to continue with the same or similar colors.
Fabric this requires some additional preparation but works well on natural fibers.
Hang to completely dry before marbling.
Follow our art for kids pinterest board.
Add more paint and continue to marble more fabric.
One pan of starch will yield numerous pieces of fabric.
Fabric marbling is the art of floating paints on top of a thick solution called size manipulating the paints into patterns then transferring the pattern to an object by gently placing the object on top of the solution marbling lets you make your one of a kind quilting or other fabric item.
Directions for fabric marbling.
Here s a video of my 10yo making designs using the pre made marbling kit more info at the bottom of this post since i like to do experiments using non toxic inexpensive ingredients most people have on hand we first tried a method that uses cornstarch to thicken the bottom liquid layer and tempera paint as the dye.
In the large flat bin prepare the marbling base.
Many types of fabric can be used for marbling but for best results use a fabric with a smooth texture and fine weave.
Take full strength sta flo liquid starch and fill a shallow pan a.
For best results allow the marble paper to dry overnight.
Mix 3 tablespoons alum per 1 quart of hot water.
Let the alum dissolve then soak the fabric for 20 minutes.
Remove the paper from the water bath and place it painted side facing up on newspaper to dry.
Hold the paper over the starch while the excess drips off.
Heavily textured fabrics will not show the patterns quite as well.
Here are some of my favorites that i can t wait to try with my little ones.
Wash and dry new fabric to remove any sizing do not use fabric softener.
Silk is always a great choice because it absorbs color well and often has a.
Marble fabric when dry.
My very favorite color medium to use in marbled diy projects is probably nail polish.
However if you are looking for a fun and even kid friendly marbled technique using shaving cream is the way to go.
After seeing the excitement my daughter had when we recently marbled paper i searched high and low for other cool marbling projects for kids.
You will also need to add textile medium to the acrylic paint solution.
A few weeks ago lucy and i had our first experience marbling paper we both were so enthralled with the activity that we ended up.
The trick to adhering the paint to fabric is presoaking the fabric in alum.
Iron out any wrinkles do not use spray starch.
You can do this the night before.