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  • irisnevins
    Dec 31, 2012
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      No dry paper is not essential, I just find it simpler to alum ahead and work dry. Are you using acrylic or watercolor? If watercolor, yes you need ox-gall, but not the weak stuff in an art store. You need to order from a marbling supplier. I have it, so do a few others. If acrylic, in my experience ox gall has little to no effect on them, you need Photo Flo which I dilute since it is very strong.

      Iris Nevins
      www.marblingpaper.com


      On 12/31/12, Mary Shilman<maryshilman@...> wrote:

      Kim, you didn't mention adding oxgall to your colors in your first email. � Not only is the oxgall involved in floating the colors, it is the oxgall that causes the color to adhere to the alum on the paper. � I'm not sure that having the papers totally dry is essential.
      Good luck,
      Mary


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      From: KimH <kahether@...>
      To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, December 31, 2012 5:28 PM
      Subject: [Marbling] Re: Sigh



      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:
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      > 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.
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      > 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.
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      > Iris Nevins
      > www.marblingpaper.com




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