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  • Pod227
    May 20, 2010
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      Hi Marines :) Thank for your reply!
      I'll search for the Pro Chemical product you say, but I've never seen that brand here, and if I've to order it via internet may be it will be too much expensive :(
      I'll see :)

      Yesterday I've done my first attempts, and I've understood that ... paint it's a strange, alien, form of life. It's alive!
      Just one example... I've diluited my purple acrilic paint. It's thin, and if I drop it in my size as first color it spread fast and well, very nicely! If I drop it as second color it float but doesn't spread. In any measure.
      I've tested acrylic brands I had yet at home and I've found that pebeo and liquitex works better. The only problem is that some colors tend to be pale. The worst is the red that turn into a pale red/pink both on paper (not alumed) and fabric (alumed).
      Should I use more alum? Are there some colours that are more difficoult to obtain than others? Is red one of these?

      Thank you!


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      From: marines bengoa
      To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:25 PM
      Subject: Re: [Marbling] Introdution and question

      Hi Sylvia,

      I marble on fabric and I use Marbo Gum from Pro chemical. Its fantastic. Two tablespoon per 1 gallon of water, blend, pour on tray and let it set for 24 hours. I don't know about the technique you mention, so if you find out , please let me know. Are you dropping your colors too hard? Are your colors thin enough?

      I wish you success!


      From: pod227 <pod227@...>
      To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wed, May 19, 2010 3:59:47 PM
      Subject: [Marbling] Introdution and question

      Hi, I'm Silvia, from Italy, and I'm a marbling absolute newbie :)

      I've done fabric dyeing before, and now I'd like to marble fabric to use in my quilts, so the last week I ordered some methylcellulose and alum to the chemist (May be this sounds strange to you but if I want chemicals I've to go to my chemist... she's very nice and don't do questions :p)

      today the MC arrived so I've made my first size.
      It came out like syrup, I think it's ok. I've put a little amout of it in a glass to do some color try and I'm amazed about the first little result on paper *_*

      But now I've a couple of questions:

      1) I've read that oxgall helps the colour float on the size... I've not the oxgall but I've a "watercolor medium" that's used to make watercolors more adesive on paper and blend togheter better. In your opinion can I use this medium instead the oxgall?

      2) Also if colors float well, sometimes there are drops that sinks. Have I to leave them there or there is a way to get rid of them?
      I've also read about a technique that bring the sinked drops again on size surface, to do some more marbling with them, but I haven't found more istructions about this. Can you explain me this technique?

      Thank you very much


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