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  • irisnevins
    Dec 31, 2012
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      Usually if you work with damp paper, and many prefer to, it is best to use the paper up quickly. The times I work damp, I'll alum say 20 or so, marble them, then alum again. Some people can put them damp into a plastic bag and they are good the next morning, I never had luck with that. I really hate to alum while I marble, so alum days ahead and line dry fully. They will keep this way for many years if conditions are right.

      Iris Nevins

      On 12/31/12, KimH<kahether@...> wrote:

      Thank you for your comments, Iris. I am thinking that I did not let the paper with alum dry all the way out. I live in Colorado, so rarely is humidity a problem. I'm thinking I may have been to impatient and didn't wait till the paper was completely dry - it was a little soft when I was working with it.

      --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, irisnevins <irisnevins@...> wrote:
      > First of all, I find it better to line dry the alumed papers, THEN stack them and make sure the room is 50% humidity or less. They should keep indefinitely (mine have kept for years) PROVIDED the paper is suitable for marbling. Most paper is not, Try some Unbuffered Bond from TALAS talasonline.com. That paper works. Line dry it, roll out any curls when dry, stack it for a few days at least.
      > I have no explanation why your paint won't float, try a different paint perhaps. Did you skim the size before each laying of the color? You need to do that, if not, the paint could possibly sink.
      > Iris Nevins
      > www.marblingpaper.com


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