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Re: Marbelizing

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Kari George (
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 12:29:44 -0500

>Dear Kari, If it is not too much trouble could you let us know the process for
>the chalk marbling? At school, not in the rub a dub tub. Thanks -Carol

Hi Carol,

So sorry, I thought the marbelizing chat had been going on for a
while now...I just subscribed after attending the NAEA conference...anyway,
my marbelizing method is pretty basic,these are really just monotypes. I
use dish pans/tubs, half full of water...students shave/scrape (with a
plastic knife) the colored chalks over the tubs of water, blow the surface
of the water to get a pseudo marbeled look, then lay one piece of paper
(name side up!)on top of the floating chalk (I usually use 9"x12" white
drawing paper)...I demonstrate this with elementary science
discussion--floating/sinking and absorbtion...I've also reviewed color
therory have to encourage "pulling the print" quickly because
eventually the chalk shavings sink to the bottom of the bucket...I hope
all of this makes sense, it really is simple. I have the students lay them
out in the hallways to dry, the papers warp too much on th drying
rack...I've used the papers for book ends or draw into them using medium
point Expresso pens. If you have any other questions just ask, I'll get
back to you on Monday as I'm only on line at work:(

There's alot of history behind marbelizing...if anyone knows any
good links or books let me/us know.

Happy exploring!

Kari George
Fairview Elementary
Milwaukee, WI

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