286Re: [Marbling] size question
- Aug 26, 2000Traditionally, The Turkish use ground pigments. Jake Benson has the most
expertise in these techniques I have seen in the US. Maybe he knows.
Personally.....I love the carrageenan, as imperfect as it can be sometimes!
You will also find great control with it and water based paints once you
get used to it. I just don't worry about its short shelf life once it is in
solution. I make as much as I need in a day and toss the remainder. Plus
size gets dirty with pigment as you work on it (which does not affect its
effectiveness), and I always like to start a new marbling day out fresh
with clean size. And since I started marbling in the days when marblers
still boiled and strained the entire weed numerous times over and it was
always a little different, it seems so quick and easy now just tossing
powder into a blender with hot water. What can I say...I love it! Gives
great results with little effort. Expensive.....yes.....but it does go a
long way per pound.
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