Everybody's marbling for the weekend.
Actually, nobody's marbling for the weekend except me.
You people don't know what you're missing.
I spent almost an hour just blending colors until I arrived at a palette I liked: an Easter-y mix of pink, teal, yellow and orange. I spent another few hours experimenting with patterns and papers.
Here's what I learned
Time spent perfecting color palettes is totally worth it.
Marbling looks more unified when you include two or more values of a color (i.e., the dark and light pink above.)
Printing on patterned paper completely changes the look of a marbled design – sometimes for the better, sometimes not. I discovered that the patterns show through the marbling better once the paper has dried.
Overmarbling can create some intricate effects, but I still cannot get the hang of Moire. It always comes out looking like a mistake.
Did you know you could take "prints" from the bottom of your marbling tray after you've dumped out the carrageenan solution?
IT'S SO PRETTY I CAN'T STAND IT.
You can see scans of all my marbled papers (I'm amassing quite a collection) on Flickr.