296Re: [Marbling] Gum Tragacanth (long)
- Aug 29, 2000THANK YOU for this very informative email!!!!!!!!!! I greatly appreciate you
taking the time to give us all a good lesson on the tragacanth.
What I observed of the Turkish marbler who was here--was that the size
was not thick at all---and noted that none of the paints sank.........It was
highly malodourous though. I also noted that when the paint was dipped onto
the size--you could hardly see it at all floating On the size and yet he
knew exactly where he wanted to go--as the colours were not spreading
widely--and he could 'draw' from any point On the colour.
I did ask--about the paper--and there was no alum on it
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jake Benson" <jemiljan@...>
> Gum tragacanth is a highly variable creature. It is our common name for
> approximately 20 varieties astragalus that produce a gum,