Re: [Marbling] paper
- Hi Iris!
> I pre alum, have for a quarter century. ICould you explain what "buffering" is?
> work dry with pre-alumed sheets though many say I cannot, LOL. The trick
> is, if we have a paper with alum in the formula, it must be kept pretty
> dry, under 55% humidity. But also for those who marble damp, maybe
> they can
> still dampen it and still have it work. Anyway, just fantasy stage at this
> point. We need something that works NOW! Ingres is great, but
> expensive and
Up north in Canada, I find that at times I can get away with not aluming
my papers, but have now gone back to aluming them...much better
results. I have used Ingres with good results but again as you have
said, it is fairly expensive. I have been using Krypton Parchment (100%
cotton rag) and Gilbert bond (25% cotton) with varied results.
Actually, I was able to get away with marbling with no alum for a few
years and now the colors seem to run off unless I do alum, but the
results are much more crisp!
I too tend to alum and dry papers completely before marbling...in fact,
at times I will even iron my papers before I marble, just to get them
really flat! (Maybe be a faux pas but never-the-less, it works for me!)
> Don't worry, we will prevail!!![Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- Iris, I love learning of these intricacies! Fascinating. I don't think we have opened ream 2 of that purchase, so I will definitely check it before distributing it. The balancing act of dilution/concentration of mordant, size and pigment can be challenging enough! Now buffering of paper adds to the mix. Thanks! Tara