6721Re: [Marbling] Re: Need Help
- Jul 31, 2012Bill, here's the link to the video to which I think you refer. See the 2nd
link. Roz Macken, PA
On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Sue Cole <akartisan@...> wrote:
> I would think Phoenix would be large enough you could contact one
> of the Universities and ask for bookbinding or marbling classes.
> Sometimes they offer them together.
> I've bought pretty much every book available on marbling there is
> and downloaded some of the internet.
> Also, there are two excellent dvd's on marbling, one by Peggy
> Skycraft which you can buy thorugh dharma trading at
> www.dharmatrading.**com and one by Mimi Schleicher at her site.:
> http://www.marbling**.com/ <http://www.marbling.com/> both of these
> helped me a lot.
> Also, there are many marbling videos on www.youtube.**com just put
> marbling or ebru in the search box. One of the best is by two
> australian women who use oil colors, but you can learn by watching
> them is:
> I have had very god luck with two cheaper brands of acrylics for both
> paper and silk scarves. I am in Fairbanks, AK so have to get a lot of
> things over the internet, but these two are Apple Barrel Brand in the
> crafts section at WalMart for $2.00 for an 8 oz bottle and Artworks
> Artist Quality Acrylics - also says ProArt on the bottle about halfway
> down for $7 a bottle from Ben Franklin.
> The paints I have had no luck with at all were the metallic ones - in
> any brand so far. The one I had the biggest frustration with was the
> carbon black from Golden - it "bleeds" of the paper almost every
> I started out with Golden fluid acrylics but they are way more
> expensive, but have wonderful colors you can't get anywhere else.
> Most of the time I just dilute the color with water until they are about
> the cfonsistency of 2% milk or a bit thinner. The blues tend to
> spread themost by theirselves. Each color is different so there is no
> set formula for mixing them, and one day they might work differently
> from another, so I always test them in a corner of the tank to see if
> they will "play"
> The cheapest thing to use for tanks for paper is the "photo frame"
> clear boxes for photos - I get them at Michaels here. You will go
> through a lot of frustrations and discoveries doing marbling, but
> that's how it goes. Just keep going.
> I use photo flo for all these and I get it from:
> One bottle will last a long time - you dilute it quite a bit to use it.
> Also, as has been discussed quite a bit here lately, the main
> frustration now is the paper. Some papers work and some don't
> and right now I've had good luck with the cheaper sketch paper from
> Dick Blick or the white sulphite from
> http://www.colophon**bookarts.**com/ <http://www.colophonbookarts.com/>she is very helpful if you call her.
> As for classes, some are better than others. I just waited for 3
> months to take one because it was here and it was such a
> disappoint, I almost cried. She didn't bring any examples and had
> us working with wet sumi paper, which was like working with toilet
> paper because it doesn't have any size. She claimed she had been
> trained in it, but I had more experience than she did and just tried to
> keep my mouth shut and try things the way she did, but it was a
> disaster. The size was too thick and wouldn't wash off the paper, if
> you were even able to pick it up without tearing it, etc., etc.
> But hands on is still better than trying to figure it out yourself if
> possible. Good luck and hope some of this is some help to you.
> Sue Cole
> Fairbanks, AK
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