Marbles may be divided up into two different types, and even these are somewhat interchangeable. It also will depend upon the angle that the slabs have been sawed as to whether they should be placed in type or the other.
These two types of marble are the striated marbles, which includes the veined and serpentine marbles, and the conglomerate, which includes most of the onyxes and marbles which show but little veining.
This arbitrary division is sometimes misleading, as a striated marble will show up in chunky formation if sawed in a certain way, and again considerable veining will show in a conglomerate if sawed at the right angle.
Placing them in one or the other of the two different types applies only when they are sawed in a natural and customary way squarely through the block where they show their character more fully.
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In some varieties, however, as in some of the onyxes, there is little regularity of formation and serpentine forms will be found bordered with large chunks of conglomerates, and the latter with more or less of well defined serpentine formation intermingled with it. This really is what makes the chief beauty of the onyxes.
To be able to paint faux marble – you should study the forms taken by marbles as thoroughly as possible Watch for the subtle variations and take as many pictures as possible of the innumerable variations of forms of all the several sorts of marbles which you will come across.
Under the name of marble are included all variegated stones, and therefore the term “marbling,” like that of “gilding,” which is applied to gold, silver and all metal leaves means considerably more than it should.
Truthfully speaking marbles are of lime formation, while granites and jaspers and many others are not.
The coloring of the marble veining’s are due to various causes:
- Various substances being deposited and enveloped in the lime formation.
- Some infiltration of metallic ore beds above the lime formation, which found their way through some of the softer fissures of the imperfectly formed limestone and deposited there.
- As in honeycomb limestone, substances which deposited along with the lime, but which being more soluble have been washed out of it, leaving the lime full of small holes, as the name indicates.These being subsequently filled up with colored deposits.
You will find directions as to “how” the various tools and paints are used for imitating marbles. Special description of the various well-known marbles and other stones are given. The same painting techniques are used in nearly all of them, being varied to suit the peculiar needs of each as required.