4873Re: [Marbling] Re: Sinking colors
- Sep 1, 2008Hi Sue
Exactly Which colors are sinking?
And which ones are floating?
I hope to help,
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
> spread so much you also most can't see the color. I ordered some GAC 100
> is supposed to help those colors.
> I talked to Mark Townsend at Golden Paints and he laughed and said that's
> 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.
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