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7065Re: Natural Paints

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  • Philippines via Arkansas
    May 12, 2013
      The seaweed makes a great gel. I have found that Ox gall works well with watercolor, as you said, and I know it works well with poster paints. Coffee has been a bear to use and I really want to find a way to use it. Even when used with white paints it doesn't work. But, I don't give up easy ....

      --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, Sue Cole <akartisan@...> wrote:
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      > I don't know if this is any help to you. Ox Gall is normally used for
      > watercolors, it might also work for the poster paints, but for acrylic
      > paints you would use Photo-Flo or even greatly watered down dish detergent,
      > if either one of those is available to you there.
      >
      > You might try adding some polymer medium to the coffee for a little body if
      > you're able to get it there.
      >
      > I've also been using guar gum as a gel, that might be available, but if the
      > seaweed is there, I would use that as you have been.
      >
      > It's always good to experiment and see what you can come up with.
      > HH
      > Sue
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