[Marbling] help please :)
- You can try either my website or Colophon Book Arts Supply or Galen Berry
or Diane Maurer-Mathison for either traditional watercolor or acrylic
I advise using one of us, not for the money, but because we are all
marblers, and can advise you on the use of the materials every step of the
way. Often the kits or whatever in art stores allow you to marble but not
well, you generally cannot get any tech help either. We are all dedicated
to keeping the traditiona alive and have been marbling a long time. Our
supplies are formulated by very long term experienced marblers,
specifically for the marbling process.
- Hi Jessica,
I've been marbling for a year now and have by-passed a great deal of the frustrating experiences many people experience when beginning in marbling. The secret is to work with materials are already known to be compatible, because there are plenty of variables to balance without having the question in your head "is this even possible to work?" Believe me you will ask this question on some days anyway.
My formula for a successful beginning? Diane Maurer-Mathison's book 'The Ultimate Marbling Handbook' , Iris Nevins' '105 Helpful Hints'. I buy all my supplies from Colophon . http://home.earthlink.net/~colophon/ I'm sure the other sources Iris Nevins mentioned are excellent as well.
Have fun with it - Jeff
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 12:07 AM
Subject: [Marbling] help please :)
Hi, I'm new to marbling, and I'm having a difficult time finding
marbling supplies, such as methylcellulose, aluminum sulfate,
or carrageenan. I have tried six different online retailers,
catalogs, and art store chains, and everyone says they never
carried or no longer carry these things. I read somewhere that
Liquitex concentrated acrylics were good for marbling, but I can't
find those either.
Can anyone recommend to me a supplier that they used
recently? I'd also welcome any suggestions as to what paints
are best (will any old acrylics work, if you add gall?) or the merits
of methylcellulose vs. carrageenan. I've done a bit of reading on
the topic but first-person advice from real people is always so
much better. Thanks!!
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