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4873Re: [Marbling] Re: Sinking colors

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  • John Goode
    Sep 1, 2008
      Hi Sue
      Exactly Which colors are sinking?
      And which ones are floating?
      I hope to help,
      Thanks JG

      On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 7:39 PM, Sue Cole <akartisan@...> wrote:

      > I've been doing scarves lately and have done a lot of paper before that.
      > My main
      > frustration is sinking colors. I've used both Golden fluid acrylic colors
      > and Jacquard
      > airbrush colors. It seems to be the luck of the draw or something. One day
      > I mix
      > them and they float just fine and the next day they sink. It may be also
      > like someone
      > else said somewhere the order they are added to the tank. I hate to keep
      > wasting so
      > much paint since it's expensive. Most of the scarves are turning out very
      > well. I've
      > only had a couple turn out so pale that I am going to overmarble them
      >
      > I put the paint in a bottle, then add water and test it. It if sinks, I use
      > Golden Fluid
      > Acrylic Flow release or photo flo or thinned down synthrapol - NOT all
      > together. I
      > don't know if any of you have suggestions, other than to keep
      > experimenting. Other
      > paints have too much surfactant without adding anything other than water
      > they
      > spread so much you also most can't see the color. I ordered some GAC 100
      > which
      > is supposed to help those colors.
      >
      > I talked to Mark Townsend at Golden Paints and he laughed and said that's
      > why
      > marbling is addicting and frustrating at the same time. Like Iris said, its
      > a good thing
      > I have a lot of hair.
      >
      > Any suggestions would be appreciated.
      > Sue
      >
      >
      >


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