Re: [Marbling] Fw: Marbling on Paper
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> Hello Carol,
> This was an absolutely fascinating post ...to me, as I have a different
> respond to each of the products you have listed. First off..it is the million
> dollar question, and second , besides the product, I think it is the air,
> water, humidity, barometric pressure and the moods of your local marbling
> muses according to their astrological charts!! Thanks for all the
> Regards, Gail M.
>> > You've asked the $20,000 dollar question. The paint you use is the
>> > major factor which defines the quality of your marbling as well as
>> > the
>> > unique style of your marbling. I have tried several paints and quit
>> > using them for these reasons.
>> > 1. Liquitex concentrated acrylics- I have never created as crisp a
>> > pattern with any other paint period. However I quit using them
>> > because
>> > they reformulated the paints and the black was not working properly.
>> > I
>> > didn't realize this until I attended the marbling gathering in San
>> > Francisco. The lesson learned when marbling is test without mixing
>> > colors so if one color is not working you can isolate the problem.
>> > 2. Colophon paints-Very reliable, but I can not tolerate mixing the
>> > paint. I once got a bottle that was impossible to stir and threw it
>> > out. Also since it is a watercolor I cannot marble on fabric.
>> > 3. Createx Acrylics- Works in a pinch, but when you get new bottles
>> > the paint dots open into a network of little holes. Interesting and
>> > great if if it would do this consistantly, but after the bottle sits
>> > around for awhile this phenomon subsides.
>> > 4. JoSonja's acrylic gouache. Acryics should mean it is water
>> > insoluable and gouache should mean it is water soluable. All I know
>> > is
>> > that if I leave my brushes to dry with paint on it takes a lot of
>> > cleaning. I still like this paint, however the one draw back is that
>> > the blues dirty the carragheanan bath quickly. Also the past two
>> > years
>> > I have been having problems with the black. I believe they
>> > reformulated that color. Remember this paint was never intended for
>> > marbling.
>> > 5. Golden highloads and Golden fluids. Currently am testing them
>> > and
>> > some days are good and some days aren't. Using golden fluids the
>> > black
>> > and the white are giving me problems. Generally I think they are too
>> > agressive, but am working around this by 1). either flooding the tank
>> > with the first color so the subsequent colors do not spread as much.
>> > 2). again flooding the tank with a first color but this time in a
>> > different brand and finally 3) combining golden highloads with golden
>> > fluids. I do this because golden highloads are not as agressive.
>> > Also
>> > I haven't tried this but I would like to combine my carragheanan bath
>> > with methylcellulose since methylcellolose can tolorate greater paint
>> > agressiveness.
>> > Other paints specially formulated for marbling are Iris Nevins and
>> > Galen Barry's paints.
>> > I hope this reply opens the floodgates for more responses.
>> > Carol Scott
- If marbling on paper, try various brands of gouache ....not ideal, but they
generally work. Results vary from brand to brand. You would have to
Mix with a fair amount of water until light cream consistency. Use
distilled water to rule out problems being caused by water.