I did some marbling on leather very many years ago in South Africa and recently my interest was sparked again by the ingenious methods Steven Miller came up with where he floats dyes on shaving cream!
Here are a few tests I did using his Shaving Cream method. Really easy to do!
This is Steven's Facebook video showing him do the shaving cream method:ShavingCreamMethod
Classic Marbling on Leather
I then put the thickened water in a blender and got the lumps out, but that creates a lot of bubbles. So I had to let it sit a while and siphon the thick water from the bottom and into the tray.
- Carrageenan to thicken the water
- Inks made for marbling by Jacquard