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1353Re: [Marbling] Questions

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  • Melinda Jensen
    Oct 1, 2002
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      If I may ask a question of anyone who marbles...My husband is going to build me a tray for marbling, however I am interested in fabric marbling. I want to do shirts and sweatshirts. Do you build a tray where you do both sides at once or two separate trays? Can anyone give me some guidance on this topic.
      Thank you
      Melinda
      soaplady@...
      www.southvalleysoaps.com
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Melinda Jensen
      To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 5:36 AM
      Subject: Re: [Marbling] Paint/water ratios


      Thank you very much,
      This is the kind of information you do not get from the books. I appreciate it!
      Melinda
      soaplady@...
      www.southvalleysoaps.com
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: irisnevins
      To: INTERNET:Marbling@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 5:07 AM
      Subject: Re: [Marbling] Paint/water ratios


      It really depends on the paint! Some need no dilution, others a lot. You
      need to experiment, and sometimes as in the case with cadmium reds, to get
      the proper intensity you need MORE water, not less, because it is a heavy
      pigment which may weigh more than the size can bear. it can start to sink a
      little and you won't even see it, yet the paper will pick up a pale liver
      color where you see bright red on the size. If this happens...dilute a
      little more to allow it to float better...
      Iris Nevins

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