- Feb 18, 2000I think that Iris has explained in a most eloquent way why gouache doesn't
always work with marbling.
I have also been using Winsor & Newton colors, some with success some
without. I have also used certain Talens gouache tubes and George Rowney
watercolor paints i.e. transparent colors, which are not supposed to work
for marbling, with success.
As Iris pointed out, certain colors behaved
beautifully and others either spread without control or sank or didn't let
other colors spread nicely. Indeed, only
by trial and error is it possible to find out what works and what doesn't.
I haven't ever used marbling inks because I don't marble that often any
more. Yet I would like to ask Iris how these inks are diluted to reach
the right consistency. I know when gouache is OK because I have used it so
many times, but I would like to buy marbling inks and try my luck with
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