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3722Re: [Marbling] Very disheartened newbie

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  • Gail Mackenzie
    Aug 24, 2006
      Hello....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.
      > Thanks,
      > Caroline

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