285Re: [Marbling] size question
- Aug 26, 2000I have seen gum tragacanth used here once in Ottawa---by a marbler visiting
from Turkey---I did not have an opportunity to ask as many questions as I
wanted and could kick myself for that! Anyway---Where in North America do
you even start looking for large quantities of gum tragacanth????????
Also--I noted he was Not using acrylics--I am certain these were ground
pigments he had--obviously brought with him from overseas. I haven't a clue
how to duplicate this part.
What I really enjoyed was the maximum control he could get in drawing in
the size. It was simple and clever at the same time--very attractive.
From: "irisnevins" <irisnevins@...>
> improvement at the turn of last century was Josef Halfer's discovery ofthe
> proper way to use carrageenan(by cooking it....though now we have the
> blender variety). It was an improvement over the sometimes grainy look of
> the old papers (they generally used gum tragacanth).
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