Marbling: Water, Oil or shaving cream?
I recently bought a small ink marbling kit for Dimples. We have experimented before with shaving cream marbling and food colour, I have tried to mix oil based paints and poster paint but have Failed in my marbling attempts.
So first up we tried the marbling as per the instructions, ink on water in a tray. If your marbling is ink it is recommended you put a dash of vinegar in the water, so we did this.
Dimples squirts his pick of colours in the water and uses a skew to stir and mix. Then we place the paper on top, you don't submerse it and there is no need to leave it there for long.
it worked OK. Not as bright as I would have liked.
Then we tried again with some oil in the water.
You can see this one worked better, the first ones were very light & vague in colour, you can see below where the oil dots formed. Dimples was whisking the oil and trying to separate it while he was stirring the colours.
Then we moved on to Shaving cream, this worked the best by far. I filled the tray with shaving cream and gave dimples the inks to choose his colours and squirt them around on the shaving cream. I love shaving cream, its so versatile. We have done a few posts using shaving cream!
The colours always look so much more vibrant on it.
Then we used a fork to slice the colours and mix them a bit.
Then we placed the paper on top of it, flattened it down and pulled it off.
This part gets a little tricky so this is were Mummy's help is needed! You need a piece of cardboard or something to whip off the shaving cream, once you clear it off your paper the ink marbling remains on your paper.
Magic..... This use of the ink marbling gives you a more effective, brighter piece of art compared to the usual water and oil marbling.
And as usual, with shaving cream art leads to play, play leads to mess & Dimples feels the need to attack the dog & cover him in shaving cream also. FUN! The dog doesnt look very impressed...