WELCOME! So you want to learn how to do marbling, well that is gonna be easy since you also already know the basic steps of slip casting!
Now pour some of the stain in the bottles and put 1 of those dashes of water in that I mentioned earlier. Cap the bottle and mix that puppy up.
Wow, check out the random blue color I still can't recall the name of! Looks so neat. Looks lonely too, he needs friends. Let him have friends won't you?
Friends. Friends. Friends. He has finally received the love he has missed. Keep adding color! Yea! Splish! Splash! SO MUCH FUN RIGHT!?
Okay so now you get it right? Coat it entirely in the color and then pick up the slab tilting it around to let the colors drip and smear allowing for cool effects to befall you.
We get it… tilt and smear. Drip and drop. Etcetera, and etcetera…
Sweet Gobbledygook, WHEN WILL IT END?
Okay so now is the part where I admit I may have skipped a couple of photo ops… well, This is what happens. Basically, you wait for it to seem kinda like that of leather hard clay and can peel it up with a soft rib. It's rather difficult to get up all in one piece. Expect to peel off a puzzle of marbled pieces. With these, I need you to run as fast as possible to the slip casting room and grab a...
Now start placing the pieces all about the walls of the mold. Using a sponge to slightly moisten the pieces to make ‘em stick. Great job Dude! You are doing great! You almost have all the steps to make that awesome vase or other object go your desire!
You'll end up with pieces like the ones below all these words I have typed up here. You can also use this technique directly onto pieces and let the colors set as the topping. It works just as well however be careful about the clay bodies you use. As seen in some of these photos it is prone to cracking if the stain content it high and the slip content isn't nearly as high. However, it causes this amazing chipping occurrence.
Sorry if I trailed off there! Have a great day!