Other Patterns:  Here are a few odds and ends -- experimental patterns, unusual effects, and happy accidents.  

I call this one "Slinkies" -- tho technically I guess it's just a Feather pattern done over a Chevron:

This is a Chevron pattern, made by first combing the colors up the tray, then back down again.  A Chevron  is hardly ever printed by itself, since it's a bit hard to focus on, but it is an important intermediate stage on the way to many other patterns, such as the Thistle:

For some reason, on this Free-form pattern, the paint went all gritty and grainy -- I don't know why.  Then, of course, the Daniel Smith store in Seattle wanted me to make them 30 more just like it!  I had to tell them I couldn't do it.

This is a large-scale curved Nonpareil pattern.  Large-scale patterns are useful on fabric or paper items that are usually seen from a distance, like curtains, windowshades, lampshades, clothes, or pillows.

Not sure if this has a name, I call it a Cathedral pattern:

I call this a Star pattern, which I made by accident one day.  I've tried many times to duplicate it, but I forgot how I did it!

I call this one a Flare pattern (with spots):

Here are some more examples of a paint gone bad.  You'd think after 30 years of marbling, I'd have seen it all.  But no, one day my yellow ochre paint started coming out in long gooey strings instead of the normal drops, I don't know why.  So now I guess I can go down in history as the inventor of String Marbling, or whatever -- except I have no idea how to do it again!



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