Now we'll use the rake to make the get gel pattern. Refer to the illustration above.
- Place the rake in the size at the top of the tray and pull it toward you (some of the teeth will extend past one side of the tray).
- Push the rake in the opposite direction, from bottom to top, placing the teeth midway between the patterns created on its first pass through the size.
- Place the rake in the size along the right side of the tray and move it to the left side of the tray.
- Make a left to right pass, positioning teeth midway between the patterns created by the right to left pass.
You've just created the get gel pattern, a lovely pattern itself--and the starting point for many traditional marbling designs.
Print the FabricGrab the fabric that's attached to the dowels and center it over the tray. Let the center of the fabric droop downwards. Gently drop the center first, then continue dropping the sides. Don't hesitate--make the drop a single fluid motion. It takes a little practice.
Leave the fabric in the size but go ahead and remove the dowls. Rinse them off, dry them and set aside to dry a little more so they'll be ready for the next print.
Remove the fabric by dragging it over the edge of the tray to scrape off excess size. Take a quick look--you can't resist--then drop it into a bucket of water.