The Bloom

The Bloom, by marbler Barb SkoogI've been applying some of the whacky techniques I learned in the alternative marbling workshop I took a few months ago to paper (we worked with fabric in the workshop) and am loving the results. You have to work really fast when using these particular dispersants together or you lose the magical special effects. This piece is an overmarble and I'm posting a close up of it so you can really see "The Bloom" around the edges. The Bloom, by marbler Barb Skoog

The Bloom is my favorite technique I learned in the workshop ~ and the particular formula was developed/discovered by a combination of our teacher and another student in the class. And this is another reason I love marbling so is an equalizer. Master marblers can be schooled by beginning marblers just as easily as the other way around!