Dear Monita, Your student may also want to try adding some fabric medium to the paints (GAC 900) to help them float. I start equal parts of paint, water andMessage 1 of 4 , Oct 1, 2001View Source
Your student may also want to try adding some fabric medium to the paints (GAC 900) to help them float. I start equal parts of paint, water and GAC 900. If that doesn't work she will definitely need to change the water source. She may also want to use a little Golden Flow Release, the surfactant. The only time I tried Golden on carragheenan it did not work as well as mc.
Hope that you're doing well.
Best, Laura, Indigo Stone
>From: James M Mahoney >Reply-To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com >To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com >Subject: Re: [Marbling] New Site--at Delphi >Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 18:55:22 -0400 > >Jill - > >This is my first "venture" into participation in the marbling group. I >don't know if I have reached only your website, Jill, or the group site. > >I just had a call from one of my students from a workshop I taught a >couple of months ago. She has made a solution of methylcel (she ordered >from Earth Guild) and is having problems with her colors sinking. Her >water is from their well (they live on a lake) and they also have a >chemical water softening system. I have gone over all the steps of the >preparation of both her bath and her colors - she is using methylcel and >Golden Fluid colors and is preparing everything properly. The colors are >all sinking with the exception of her red. The temperature of bath and >colors is the same, and she has used the same water for both making the >bath and thinning the colors. Only when she has thinned her colors til >they are only "a cloud" do they float, and then they have no substance, >sometimes kinda forming "strings," she says. Has anyone else had this >problem? The only suggestion I came up with was to try distilled water >rather than her well water (for both bath and colors). Any other >suggestion? I have had no one else with this problem, but then no other >marblers live near her. > >I appreciate the assistance. > >Monita Mahoney, Greer, SC
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