www.volcanoarts.biz sells bookbinding and marbling supplies. I
started out with 4 tablespoons to a gallon, stirred it with a whisk in
distilled water for quite awhile, then added the tablespoon of clear,
non sudsing ammonia, and a teaspoon of white vinegar. At the
time, they were the only ones I knew who were selling Methyl
cellulose, so that's why I ordered it from them. I even added two
more tablespoons later of the mc , but it never did get thick.
Here's the link that describes it:
I have 3 more packages of it, so if you have any suggestions for
me, that would be great.
I had used it in a bookbinding class to make paste paper and to add
to pva. They are in Volcano, CA which is how they got the name.
Later, I ordered the kind from Dharma trading and it got thick
instantly, so there is a difference in the chemical makeup, but I don't
know what the specific type difference is, other than I won't use it
for marbling anymore. This is the last line in the description, if that
helps you any: "Viscosity: 1900-2200 cps, pH 7.0."
Volcano arts also sells marbling supplies, like texoprint and Galen
Berry's and Peggy Skycrafts hand marbled papers and the beginner
kit of combs and such.
I did check the ph of the water that I used as someone else
suggested. It's very definitely been a learning process doing this,
but I'm stubborn, so I'm continuing.
Thanks for any help. I'm in Fairbanks, AK, so its' not like I can just
go to someone else who knows how to do it. There's only one other
person here who has done marbling and she is only here part of the
year, and not a "sharing" type of person.
I have the dvd's from MImi and Peggy and I think every book on
marbling, but doing it in real life is still different.
I deidf some men's handkerchiefs yesterday and have done lots of
paper by now. I just get frustrated sometimes, when things don't go
the way they're "supposed" to.