3722Re: [Marbling] Very disheartened newbie
- Aug 24, 2006Hello....are you using distilled water?
On Aug 23, 2006, at 6:33 PM, prettybird108 wrote:
> I was just introduced to marbling in a class at Convergence in Grand
> Rapids. I ordered the marbling kit from Pro Chem and I'm just having a
> terrible time. I also ordered about 20 colors of Jacquard Textile
> Colors from Dharma and lots of acrylic paints from the artists supply.
> I made the Methyl Cell to package instructions. I let it sit over 24
> hours in the same room with the paints and all the other items. I got
> out a smaller pan to test the colors in and then everything went
> wrong. The pre-thinned colors from the kit mostly sink, when I added a
> drop of surficant (to a small amount in another bottle), they float
> better but the edges breakup. I'm told the paints must be thinned with
> distilled water. I tested for hours to see how much water but I never
> get any that will spread nicely. Just a glob in the middle and the
> rest spreads like wild fire. I am so dissapointed!
> In the class all the colors floated and spread nicely. I can't seem to
> get anything to work right! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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