I have been trying to master the technique of swirling acrylic colour around in the canvas like marbling without success. I have tried acrylic with flow medium and inks with flow medium but they either do not flow the way I would like or they lose their marbling effect after drying out. Some have dried with ugly blobs of colour which I didn't want.
At this point I do not have any successful fluid art to show so I have not added any. Does anyone have any tips or suggestin ?
Hi Thanks Aimeslee,
I have not tried the canvas in the water will try that one but have seen it. I have seen all the other ones however have not succeeded to my satisfaction. I was hoping to hear from someone who dabbles in it. If someone has done so I would like to know what type of paint and flowing medium used, and the proportions of colour to medium. I have used liquitex flow medium and found it too thick. It did not flow as well as those showed in the utubes.
Not sure you can make acrylic create a marbling effect on canvas.As you say it never becomes fluid enough since flow mediums only dilute the paint to help it spread . Marbling has a fluidity of movement which is as much to do with the medium its on as it is to do with the paint itself. possibly canvas as a fabric is not suitable for marbling,the weave of the fibre restricting the marbling effect. i will try to find a way ,i like the idea. Good luck.