RE: [Marbling] help enroll a friend to this group
- Hi Gail
Sometimes changing to spring water from tap water in the size helps
considerably. Alternatively, draw the water and let it sit in the pail
for 24 hours before adding the caragheenan. I use distilled water
consistently in the colours (from Eileen Canning, though Don Guyot
didn't necessarily agree with this).
The bacteria count in summer water may be higher with the result that
they add more chlorine.
There is also the problem of paper drying very quickly in a warm room
resulting in more cockling. I test the RH and humidify if necessary. I
always spray the air before uncovering the vat since I have a problem of
dirt in the air as well as trying to control the humidity. It's also
neat to marble when it is raining out which helps with the RH and the
results are often very nice indeed.
From: Gail MacKenzie [mailto:gailmackenzi@...]
Sent: July 26, 2003 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Marbling] help enroll a friend to this group
>AHA! I just finished a day of work where the most difficult part was
> ps.do people have difficulty marbling in the summertime ! what to do ?
> I was told tarraganth is misbehaving in warm weather,
trying not to drip sweat onto the pattern!! Of, course, when it¹s cold
the colors won¹t spread, and when it¹s humid, all sorts of quirky things
happen.. Good luck and welcome! Gail
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