marbled paper used as a substrate for stickers

Acrylic Marbling
AR brown
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marbled paper used as a substrate for stickers

Postby AR brown » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:48 pm

Hi all
I am amateur marbler. I want to marble some paper to be used as a background for stickers or water slides. Any suggestions as to what paper would work. I am in the states as well. I am planning to use this for jewelry pendants. thanks in advance for the help.

Milena
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Re: marbled paper used as a substrate for stickers

Postby Milena » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:03 pm

Confusing: stickers, water slides, jewelry pendants? Please be more precise as to what you want to focus on.
One piece of advice: thoroughly learn the technique before jumping blindly into the unknown.

AR brown
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Re: marbled paper used as a substrate for stickers

Postby AR brown » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:26 pm

Milena-
I have been marbling for about 3 years now. The papers that I have access to here in the States tend to buckle quite a bit. I am creating paper pendants using stickers or water slides ( a type of sticker that you use water to activate the glue so it will stick to the background). So I am looking for paper recommendations so I can try to make my pendants. I tend to use non-traditional materials to marble on so paper is not my preferred medium to print on hence the request for help. My next project besides the paper pendants will be metal beads and other 3 D objects not necessarily paper. I was hoping to find someone else who has done something similar so I can pick their brain. I will keep trying my experiments to further my learning.
Thanks for replying

Milena
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Re: marbled paper used as a substrate for stickers

Postby Milena » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:27 pm

Thanks for the clarification. You might want to check out "marbled jewelry" on a search engine. Etsy has many offerings including paper adhered to metal cuffs which are quite nice. As for a decent paper to experiment with: try Japanese papers which can be purchased online through Hiromi in CA. Let them know what your intentions are and perhaps they can suggest a good, strong paper. The decal type paper you describe might have to be printed by a professional printing company because paints, inks, etc., will not permanently adhere to a non-porous surface.
My expertise was marbling directly on wood so can't advise which type of paper would suit your specific needs. Also: paper on a cuff bracelet will need to be sealed well because it gets knocked around a lot. The harder the final finish, the better it will hold up over the years. Acrylic finishes are the least toxic but scratch easily and dull the pattern somewhat. You might want to research safety measures first. Are your lungs worth the sacrifice without proper ventilation? Over the years, I've known several marblers who succumbed to their passion for a unique image or item.
Another suggestion: search online for ready-made jewelry pendants, earrings, pins with a removable glass bezel where you can insert a marbled paper, snap it closed, DONE! If this interests you, make sure the pattern isn't too large. The smaller, the better.


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