Welcome to the World of Color in Motion.
Here you will find the essential ingredients to do Western Marbling. Please take note that this is different from traditional Turkish Ebru.
I developed our paints for marbling in partnership with the leading special effects paint company in South Africa, Bastion Paint. We have formulated an optimized paint for marbling and pouring/ flow acrylic which is a faux marbling technique. Getting your paints to spread can be one of the most frustrating experiences while new to marbling which is why we have formulated this optimized acrylic marbling paint.
I am also a retailer for all other products supplied by Bastion Paint so feel free to give me a shout for any other paints and products available on their website.
All prices are in ZAR (South African Rand) You can do the conversion on your side or let me know what you would like and I will email you a quote. I will arrange the best method of payment and postage for you. Bastion distributes all the marbling products directly from the warehouse to prevent extra cost to our client. I am proud to be associated.
We spent quite a bit of time selecting our colors to cover both modern and traditional marbling patterns and applications.
You can choose from:
Bright UV Neon Acrylic Paints (we also sell UV Lights)
UV Red / UV Orange / UV Pink / UV Yellow / UV Green / UV Blue
Bright Gold, Rose Gold, Brass, Champagne, Bright Silver, Deep Silver, Malachite, Olive, Azure, Rufous
Amber Gold, Copper, Bronze, Silver Sparkle
Conventional Marbling & Acrylic Pouring Colors
Bright Red & White
Black, Dark Brown, Yellow Oxide, Red Oxide, Orange Oxide, Maroon Oxide,
Strong Green, Strong Blue, Charcoal Grey, Deep Purple, Turquoise
For marbling it would be normal to dilute these paints with about 2 parts of water (add 20ml water to 10ml paint) and not to add any surfactant. Some paints might need a bit more. A bit of paint goes a long way. Only add surfactant if you specifically require more spreading on the marbling bath surface. If using paints that our not made by us then you may well need to add our Concentrated Surfactant to increase the spread.
Surfactant – Synthetic Oxgall
30ml Concentrate R17.00
For the more experienced marble who would like to experiment we have a surfactant available which when added to paints will increase spreading tendency even more.
We sell Gel Powder in the following pack sizes:
65g (makes 10 liters of Marbling Bath Gel) R37.00
650g (makes 100 liters of Marbling Bath Gel) R290.00
Marbling is done by floating paints on a thickened liquid solution (called a gel here for convenience but the correct term would be marbling size). Once you are happy with the floating design it is frozen in time by laying a piece of paper or fabric onto the surface of the gel and allowing it to float and absorb the pattern. The paper or fabric is lifted up off the gel to reveal a unique once off print. You can also marble odd shaped 3D objects by dipping them gently into the marbling bath allowing the paint to wrap around it e.g. wooden items and ceramic in bisque state. Only marble porous surfaces that normal acrylic paints will adhere to. You can marble other surface types by either sanding off finishes or painting on a suitable paint primer first.
Fixative Powder for Marbling
We sell Fixative Powder Powder in the following pack sizes:
120g (makes 2 liters of Fixative Solution) R18.00
1kg (makes 16 liters of Marbling Bath Gel) R100.00
To get best absorption and adhesion of paint onto the surface, the item to be marbled should be pre-treated first by dipping it into the fixative solution and allowing it to dry before putting it in the marbling bath.
GO TO TECHNICAL @BASTION FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS
Have you tried Acrylic Pouring?
The strong color and multi-surface adhesion technology make these products great for the use in Acrylic Pouring Art. Use them together with our exceptional quality Flow Control and Cell Former. Start with 1 part paint to 1 part Flow Control. Increase Flow Control or add a little water if you need to increase the flow further.
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Bastion Paints are used in ALL the images below. Thanks to my clients for their images and positive feedback especially conservator and bookbinder Hampig Kabandjian in Lebanon.