7065Re: Natural Paints
- May 12, 2013The 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:
> 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.
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