- Mar 29, 2006Hi Everybody, I am new to marbling and am stumped by the whole alum
thing. I was experimenting with Masa paper and got some stunning
results right away. Then I decided to read a book and follow the rules
and put alum on the paper first. Now the paint won't stick to the
paper!!! I thought alum was supposed to make the paint stick. I bought
the powdered alum at Daniel Smith Art Supply and mixed it 1 Tablspoon:
1 cup water. I heated it up a little until it was blended, then
painted it on the paper.
I used a carrageenan gel base and also am having one heck of a time
keeping my colors from sinking. I have "The Ultimate Marbling
Handbook" by Diane Maurer-Mathison and have read it.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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