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3726Re: [Marbling] Re: Very disheartened newbie

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  • Gail Mackenzie
    Aug 24, 2006
      ah...if it isn't the water...but then, upon rereading I realized that
      you raised the Ph by adding ammonia, right? But, then did you add
      anything like white vinegar to lower the Ph back down? If the Ph is
      too high then...nothing works. Do you have any Ph tape available?
      Get some and start measuring. Don't throw your 2 1/2 gallons
      away..you can easily adjust the Ph at any time. . Do you know what
      kind of methyl cel you are using? Ask your supplier. There are
      several different kinds and they all have different requirements.
      ProChem is a major pain in the * product in my opinion anyhow.
      Golden flow is just about the best dispersant for any type of
      marbling products.
      On Aug 24, 2006, at 3:41 PM, prettybird108 wrote:

      > --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, Gail Mackenzie <gailmackenzi@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello....are you using distilled water?
      > > On Aug 23, 2006, at 6:33 PM, prettybird108 wrote:
      > >
      > Yes, I made size with distilled water and with tap water, doesn't
      > seem to make any difference.
      > I'm beginning to wonder if it's the size thickness. If I make it
      > thicker more things should float on it right?
      > I've just about used up a jar of Jacquard textile paint testing, more
      > water, less water, more dispersant, less dispersant. By the way I
      > don't know what is in the dispersant, it's from Pro Chem and just
      > says "Dispersant". I'll have to find a photo shop for the Photo
      > Flo. I used to have a dark room, but threw out all the chemicals
      > long ago.
      > How does 3 1/2 TBL of Methyl Cel to 1/2 gallon of water plus 1/2 tsp
      > ammonia sound? I don't want to make too much, I already have 2 1/2
      > gallons of it that doesn't work.
      > Caroline

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