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Re: Marble or not to Marble


From: Heidi Keshet (mataemo_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Sep 11 2002 - 16:23:11 PDT

Here's another great way to marble paper. Save all those colored chalks
stubs. Get some combs and cookie sheets or other types of flat trays. I
use those nasty yellow hospital bins just because there were about 50 of
them in my art room when I got there. A sheet of 9x12 paper fits in them
ok, so that's why cookie sheets or other larger trays work. Put about 1/4"
or more of water in the tray. Then get some combs, cheap black kind are
perfect. Scrap the chalk along the comb over the water. Use a few
contrasting colors. Then use the tip of the comb or a toothpick to draw a
few lines through the chalk dust on top of the water. Carefully place the
paper on top of the water. Lift it up and presto! marbled paper. Let the
paper dry over night. It doesn't really brush off, although I don't know
why, maybe its a miracle or magic.
this one came from my former professor at Cardinal Stritch in Milwaukee,
Kim Abler, now the Art Specialist for MPS. Thanks Kim.
Stuff you need:
Colored Chalk stubs, cheap combs, cookie sheets or trays, water, paper,
drying rack or clothes line.