While you can buy the stuff shown on TV, you really do not need anything
more than paints you can buy in the craft store. Just because she had a
bucket you could see through, doesn't mean you can't use a zinc bucket, a
punch bowl, or any similar item. If you only want to dip small items,
then you can use a shallow bowl, such as a Coolwhip container.
To do the marbleizing, you just drop paint (I use acrylic) onto the water.
You can use liquid starch to float them on if you wish but a bucket would
take a lot of starch. You mkay need to thin down the acrylic paint a bit.
If it sinks to the bottom, thin it little by little until a drop stays
on the top of the water. then add more colors. You can add glitter to the
water too. If using paper or fabrics to marbleize, dip the center in
first then let the ends sink down to the water, so as to keep air out. If
you get a bubble underneath, you won't get any color on the fabric at that
To swirl, use a piece of comb, a piece of card withthe end snipped to the
distance you want for the swirls to be apart, or use chopsticks or skewers
tied togethert to swirl. Don't overtswirl. You'll lose the attractive
patterns and get mud.
Good luck and enjoy. and gloat over the money you saved, as the paints can
be bought for as little as 44 cents when they're on special. Joy