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800Re: [Marbling] New Site--at Delphi

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  • Laura Sims
    Oct 1, 2001
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      Dear Monita,

      Your student may also want to try adding some fabric medium to the paints (GAC 900) to help them float.  I start equal parts of paint, water and GAC  900.  If that doesn't work she will definitely need to change the water source.  She may also want to use a little Golden Flow Release, the surfactant.  The only time I tried Golden on carragheenan it did not work as well as mc.

      Hope that you're doing well.

      Best, Laura, Indigo Stone


      >From: James M Mahoney
      >Reply-To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com
      >To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [Marbling] New Site--at Delphi
      >Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 18:55:22 -0400
      >Jill -
      >This is my first "venture" into participation in the marbling group. I
      >don't know if I have reached only your website, Jill, or the group site.
      >I just had a call from one of my students from a workshop I taught a
      >couple of months ago. She has made a solution of methylcel (she ordered
      >from Earth Guild) and is having problems with her colors sinking. Her
      >water is from their well (they live on a lake) and they also have a
      >chemical water softening system. I have gone over all the steps of the
      >preparation of both her bath and her colors - she is using methylcel and
      >Golden Fluid colors and is preparing everything properly. The colors are
      >all sinking with the exception of her red. The temperature of bath and
      >colors is the same, and she has used the same water for both making the
      >bath and thinning the colors. Only when she has thinned her colors til
      >they are only "a cloud" do they float, and then they have no substance,
      >sometimes kinda forming "strings," she says. Has anyone else had this
      >problem? The only suggestion I came up with was to try distilled water
      >rather than her well water (for both bath and colors). Any other
      >suggestion? I have had no one else with this problem, but then no other
      >marblers live near her.
      >I appreciate the assistance.
      >Monita Mahoney, Greer, SC

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