Tips:

  • Smudging/blending: apply colours thoroughly next to one another, smoothly smudge together with the finger.
  • Watercolour technique: apply with a wet paintbrush or by spraying with water to dissolve further and paint as water colour with the brush.
  • Wipe-stenciling: apply Art Crayons and smooth flat with a finger, lay down stencil and wipe it over with a baby wipe thereby removing the colour/negative stenciling.
  • Tracing/copying: smoothly cover the reverse of a paper pattern with Art Crayon, lay the pattern with the coloured side down onto the surface and draw lines with a hard tip (eg ballpoint pen). The outlines will be transferred onto the surface. The transferred design can now be reproduced.

Note:

  • Art Crayons dry within approx. 24 hours and are no longer viscous.
  • Fixative can be used.

Tips for Success:

Shake the bottle for a full 60 seconds before the initial use. Always thoroughly shake the bottles if the color has been sitting, even for a few minutes, as some pigment can settle out of suspension. The mixing ball inside the bottle should be clearly audible, and no residual pigment should be visible at the bottom of the bottle.

Spray at a 45° angle. If the bottle is tilted to far one way or the other, too much paint will run into the nozzle and it will clog. Test on scratch paper first.

Experiment with the distance you hold the bottle from the surface to vary the look of the spray. Spritzing a little water on top while the paint is wet can help you achieve a variety of watercolor effects.

Art Spray is permanent when dry, so you can layer colors and work with other mediums on top without reactivating.

For use with masks and stencils, apply a light coat of repositionable adhesive spray to the back of the mask or stencil first to prevent paint from running underneath. Before removing from the surface, dab the stencil/mask with a cloth to avoid stray drips of paint on the design.

Try “stamping” with stencils or masks by spraying one side with color and pressing them down on your surface.

Art Sprays can also be poured into a small dish for blending colors and using with brushes or dip pens.

Art Sprays work well on paper, canvas, gessoed surfaces, wood and fabric.

Cleaning the pump and preventing clogs:

In between uses, turn the bottle upside down and pump the spray to empty and clear excess paint caught in the tube, pump or nozzle. Wipe the nozzle clean with a damp cloth.

After use, twist off the pump, place it with the tube attached in warm water and spray warm water through it until the water becomes clear. Always replace the cap on the bottle when storing.

If an irregular spray pattern develops, take off the nozzle and carefully remove any dried paint with a Q-tip, a piece of fine wire or a thin straight pin.

If it is totally blocked, dismantle it into its three components – the top/nozzle, the pump and the tube. Soak all three pieces in soapy warm water or 91% isopropyl alcohol to dislodge any dried acrylic paint.

If your spray bottles have been heavily used without being cleaned and maintained, you may need to transfer the paint into a new bottle.

Tips:

  • Cover work area.
  • The coloured outliners, including effect colours, resist very well on light and medium weight silks. On heavy silks we recommend drawing quite wide outlines with the coloured outliners otherwise it may not fully resist.
  •  Colourless water based Marabu Contours & Effects resists very well on light and medium weight silks. On heavier silk like Pongé 14, Crêpe Satin 12,5 Crêpe de Chine 16 it is necessary to apply the outliner more thickly or to apply on both sides, in order to avoid an ‚overflow’ when painting in. After iron fixing, the colour less outliner is easily removed by washing out.
  •  Colourless water based Marabu Contours & Effects resists very well on light and medium weight silks. On heavier silk like Pongé 14, Crêpe Satin 12,5 Crêpe de Chine 16 it is necessary to apply the outliner more thickly or to apply on both sides, in order to avoid an ‚overflow’ when painting in. After iron fixing, the colour less outliner is easily removed by washing out.

Note:

  • Fabric must be free from finishing and softening agents, wash before painting.
  • Painted silk must be thoroughly fixed after drying, in order to ensure wash resistance.
  • Wash (handwash) and iron inside out.

Tips for Success:

Use room temperature water. If you have hard water, try using distilled instead of tap water.

Have all the Easy Marble bottles shaken, then caps off and ready before you begin so you can get all of your colors onto the water as quickly as possible.

The paints’ “open” time is about a minute, depending on the air temperature and how much paint you have on the water. The more paint you use and the cooler your room temperature is – the longer the open time.

Your dipping container should be 2-3x the width of the item to ensure there’s room for enough ink on the surface for full coverage – out to the edges and/or to wrap around the entire object.

Use generous amounts of your colors (especially the first one) and do not over-stir the colors. Stirring too much tends to create little bubbles and air pockets in the water, plus it can add bits of sticky film to the skewer that can transfer to the design.

Submerge the item vertically into the container of water to marble on both/all sides, even if it’s a sheet of paper. This dipping method is much easier and often yields a more interesting pattern than marbling on just one side (by resting it flat against the water’s surface and then lifting off).

Surface marbling takes some practice to remove any air pockets that occur in the paints beneath. When marbling paper with this method, thinner sheets (such as deli paper) works the best because it’s more flexible on the surface of the water.

Be sure to remove any excess color from the surface of the water while the item is submerged – either blow it away with your mouth or wipe it away with a small piece of cardstock – before pulling it up. This prevents a second filmier pattern from layering on top of the original pattern.

Consider choosing one of the Easy Marble colors to match the color of your surface, which helps any voids in your pattern blend in nicely.

Experiment with lots of different surfaces – paper, cardboard, wood panels, canvas, fabric, glass, metal, plastic, plaster, ceramic, paper maché and more!

Easy Marble is not food-safe or washable. However, it can be coated with your choice of paint sealer.

Important:

  • Fabric must be free from finish and fabric softener, wash before spraying · The sprayed material must be carefully fixed after drying, to ensure wash resistance.
  • Wash (max. 40 °C) and iron fabric inside out.
  • Fashion-Liner should not be applied directly to Fashion-Shimmer application, as adhesion will be reduced.

Tips:

  • Protect work surface and clothing thoroughly.
  • Insert card between layers of fabric.
  • Use rubber gloves.
  • Shake Fashion-Spray before use and spray 2 or 3 times onto a test surface (e.g. paper).
  • Pump warm water through the spray nozzle after use and wash out.

Important:

  • Cutting surfaces and drinking rims should not be painted as abrasion from cutlery can damage the decoration.

Tips:

  • Glas and Glas Painter can be combined: Allow to dry for 4 hours, then bake for 30 min./320 °F in a non-pre-heated oven and cool down in the oven.
  • In order to hang a finished picture which is on acrylic sheet, simply make a hole in the chosen place with a hot nail (heat with a lighter).
  • Corrections or complete removal of the paint are no problem with Marabu Cleaner & Thinner or mineral spirit, as long as the paint has not dried.
  • Pump warm water through the spray nozzle after use and wash out.

Important:

  • Not resistant to dish soap.

Tips:

  • Acrylic sheets can easily be pierced by a hot nail in order to hang up the finished picture.
  • Also suitable for use on wood, allowing the attractive grain to show through the glaze.

Wash and rinse the surface before painting so it is dust and grease free. Paint can be removed or cleaned away easily when wet.

Do not paint areas of dishware that could be scratched by teeth or cutlery. Do not paint areas intended for hot food or liquid; contact with cold and room temperature food is safe. Do not microwave painted dishware. Dishwasher-safe after 72 hours; no oven curing required.

Tips:

  • Clean the surface of the porcelain and glass with washing up liquid or Marabu Cleaner so that it is dust and grease free. Rinse off cleaner residues before painting.
  • Corrections or complete removal of the paint are no problem, as long as the paint has not dried. Use a cotton bud with Marabu Cleaner or mineral spirit.
  • Marabu Relief Paste Crystal Clear can be mixed with Marabu Glas: you can achieve great effects in your favorite color.
  • Cutting surfaces and drinking rims should not be painted as abrasion from cutlery can damage the decoration.

Note:

  • Water based outline and effect paste.
  • Saliva resistant.
  • Low odor.
  • Dishwasher safe without oven fixing (3 days drying time, max. 120 ° F).

Important:

  • Do not iron directly on the paint surface.
  • Not suitable for knitwear, as this cannot be fixed at cotton temperature to be colourfast.
  • Always wash and iron painted items inside out or iron the front through a cloth.
  • The dry paint application is soft, but distinctly thicker than Textil fabric paint and printing colour.

Tips:

  • For opaque coverage, especially on dark fabrics, use Textil plus undiluted, otherwise opacity may be reduced.
  • When painting T-Shirts simply place a piece of card inside so that the paint does not seep through. Spraying the card with spray adhesive will prevent the fabric from slipping without leaving any traces of glue.