3544Re: [Marbling] alum
- Mar 29, 2006you need to let the alum dry to at least damp, never use it wet, the paints will come off.
What paper do you use that needs no alum. I presume you must be using acrylics? They sometimes stick without alum. If not, we'd love to know what materials you use.
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Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 3:56 AM
Subject: [Marbling] alum
Hi 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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