by Alex Preston and Victoria Whitaker
1. Follow Marbling Kit Instructions to blend carrageenan and 1 quart of water in blender for 1 minute. Pour into bucket; fill with water until volume equals 1 gallon. Mix smooth. Fill tray to 3/4" level with mixture.
2. Drip Marbling Colors from bottles onto surface, beginning with Black. Manipulate suspended paints with stylus and comb over mixture, dragging paint in long lines.
3. Holding sheet of Dura-lar by diagonal corners, allow center to touch paint mixture and release corners so film falls onto surface. Immediately remove film from surface. Let film dry wet side up. Remove paint from carrageenan surface using paper towel. To marble again, repeat Step 2 (adding paint to mixture).
NOTE: Carrageenan can be mixed with a spoon instead of a blender, but the mixture will need to sit longer afterwards (about 10-12 hours).
Also included in the Marbling Kit is Alum, which is used to pre-treat papers and fabrics. Alum is not needed when using Dura-lar material.
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