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3547Re: [Marbling] alum

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  • John Goode
    Mar 29, 2006
      You may have the wrong type of alum.
      Try another source from a marbling supplier like colophon or Diane Maurer.
      Good Luck JBG


      On 3/29/06, blynnekelly <blynnekelly@...> wrote:
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      > 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.
      > Lynne
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