Dorothy’s hints & tips
Dorothy’s expert advice will improve your marbling skills
Start with 2-3 tbsp of acrylic medium on the gel plate as you can reuse what is left on the plate after one print. As you add more paint, the quantity will increase.
If you don’t have a scraper for smoothing, a silicone or metal fish slice or spatula will work well too.
When using colours next to one another on the colour wheel, put the scraped paint back onto the gel plate. Avoid putting the contrast colours back together as the mix will turn brown.
Use watercolour paper as it is more absorbent and heavy enough to lift off the paint without tearing.
Cut your watercolour paper into A5-sized pieces for printing. As you get more confident with using the whole gel plate, cut the paper into 150mm squares.
Use your practice sheets as patterned backing papers