2515Re: humidity and marbling
- Jul 28, 2004Hi Dolores-
Both humidity and temperatures give helping hands to chemical reactions, sl=
I find the affects vary a lot with the patterns I make and the techniques I=
use. Paste paper
making is at its best with humidity above 70% and temperature below 25°C (p=
slower and with less effects on the base paper), while sprinkling has its h=
eyday below 50%
and 18°C (airborn paints don't meet up with millions of droplets on their w=
ay down to the
sheet). My 'coldest' pattern is called 'Snowballs', I do it only on cold, d=
ry, windless winter's
days with the window open; and a woolen sweater beneath the overalls. Last =
exceptionally hot with temperatures round about 30°C and humidity below 50%=
I did not produce one single sheet during those weeks, the same applied to =
A marbler from Mexico told he has a humidifier going while he marbles.
I've heard colleagues talking about having air conditioning installed, but =
I am not sure
about the wiseness of the idea. Apart from the cost, air conditioning tends=
drafts, and that's about the last thing one needs.
Paper decorating is done in various techniques in many places world wide, t=
techniques seem to be adaptable to many climates. Provided the decorators a=
--- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "Guffey" <dguff@h...> wrote:
> I don't know about anyone else, but I have my best results when the humid=
> is high, especially a cool rainy day. But then I have the advantage of
> living in a very temperate climate where year round temperature is around=
> degrees (hottest official record of 86 degrees!) so I can't say how hot
> weather and high humidity affect marbling. I use blender carraghean and
> Liquitex acrylics with very fine results.
> D. Guffey
> Eureka, CA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "del.mary.stubbs" <mdstubbs@p...>
> To: <Marbling@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 12:01 PM
> Subject: [Marbling] humidity and marbling
> > Hi everyone -
> > I have been curious about this for a long time.....
> > I understand how dry air affects marbling, as it can actually dry the
> > out while on the bath.
> > However, what I have not been able to asses, is how high humidity affec=
> > marbling. I use carageenan, and mostly Golden acrylics.
> > Thanks! Mary Celine Thouin (Stubbs)
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