3727Re: [Marbling] Re: Very disheartened newbie
- Aug 24, 2006In a message dated 8/24/06 6:51:05 PM, cai@... writes:
> How does 3 1/2 TBL of Methyl Cel to 1/2 gallon of water plus 1/2 tspHi!
> ammonia sound? I don't want to make too much, I already have 2 1/2
> gallons of it that doesn't work.
WAY too thick! The recipe calls for 3-1/2 TBSP per gallon, and 1 tsp
ammonia (non-sudsy, clear) per gallon. If the size is too thick, it won't support
the paints, either. Some recipes have you add more ammonia. The methylcel
does not actually dissolve, the fibers swell. It should be about the
consistency of a rather thin syrup for your pancakes, or gelatin as it starts to
set. If you have the methylcel already made, try thinning it to the recipe I
gave you. I am one who likes to let it sit to "mature."
I have used the Jacquard paints in several classes very successfully. They
have been thinned only with distilled water. The dispersant from Pro-Chem
is probably very similar, if not exactly the same as Photo-flo. Liquitex
makes something called Marble-Ease, Golden makes a "flow release."
But all this should work with no dispersant.
We will get this worked out yet!
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