This year at PBI, I also took a marbling class with Steve Pittelkow. I've been marbling on my own for a while, after taking a class from Nancy Morains a few years ago. But I still learned a lot in this class; as always, there is no end to what can be learned!
Fellow classmate, marbling:
Many marbled sheets from the class, drying in the paper studio:
So what did I learn? Firstly, Steve made me use eye droppers! I thought, what is this madness with eye dropers? How can it be done!? I struggled and wished and wished for whisks; but I persevered and at some point I got used to them. I also learned a lot about working with acrylic paint. My first class was taught using watercolours, and evidently one needs to treat them differently! Steve also had a lot of good tips for solving the myriad of problems that inevitably occur. It was a great class, thanks Steve.
A few of the papers that I made in the class...
I practiced the moiré a lot.
One of my favorites made during this class, a nice Spanish wave on a stone pattern.
And for the first time ever, I actually tried some traditional ebru marbling.