is so much fun!!
Simply take an idea from this book, the only idea Ess was really taken by,
some oil paints and some mineral turpentine, (still amazed I attempted this with my two year old, but clad with lovely plastic gloves she fared quite well)
a tray of water, a bit of swilling and swirling and...
:: most definitely a fairy ::
:: a river ::
:: would make a beautiful fabric ::
:: an angelfish ::
:: yellow balls being tossed ::
Lots of fun was had in finding images in the prints
reminiscent of the way we discover animals in the clouds in the sky.
The effect of marbling is achieved as a result of the fact that oil and water don't mix. As the paper is placed in the tray of water onto swirling blobs of diluted oil paint it effectively picks up a print of the paints swirling round.
The repeated exclamation was an enormous "Wow!" on behalf of both girls as the paper was pulled out to reveal yet another marvellous effect of colour marbling.
It was so wonderful that even I was keen for all the repetition the girls love by inserting paper after paper into each new swirling bath of oil paint and water.