Hi...yes the Kraft works well, but I have only found 50lb paper in rolls. Too light. For now will be content to marble on the Blick paper and keep marbling at least! I have not tried Texo Print but will look into it. Wonder how it works with watercolor... Galen uses acrylic, should be similar, but I have found acrylic a bit more forgiving on the papers they stick to. I won't switch over, due to wanting a fairly accurate pre-1860s look. I do use for fabric now and then though.
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From: Sue Cole<mailto:akartisan@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 5:00 PM
Subject: [Marbling] Re: question about alum-ing
Sorry about all the wierdness in my message. I believe it'sa because I copied and
pasted those parts from a Microsoft Word document, so it came out here as HTML
At any rate, I have had really good luck with some of the cheaper papers, like the
Nasco colored paper and the "Kraft" paper that is sold in rolls iin Michaels in the
wrapping section. Nasco is the colored paper they use in schools for bulletin boards,
and the sulphite paper would be the Strathmore kids drawing paper available from
places like Dick Blicks and the Canson MI Tientes has been working really well for
me. It's heavier, so "lays" a little differently - I get mine from www.cheapjoes.com<http://www.cheapjoes.com/> I
buy it in full sheets and cut them down because it's cheaper that way.
I experiment a lot, so have also had good luck with the heavier white construction
paper that you find in the art section of MIchaels, not the kind in the kids section.
The Hurakaze paper from New York Art Supply is very nice also. When I said it was
tender, I meant that I had carried my samples around and showed them to too many
people when I was first doing this and some of the edges tore from taking them in
and out of the package, but that would happen with anything.
Iris, have you tried the Texo Print that Galen Berry uses? He just got in a large stock
by going directly to the factory and bringing back a large load of it. It has some latex
in it, so flattens out easier.
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