Re: [Marbling] ox gall suitable for marbling
- You can....ahem.....get it at the slaughterhouse....they will look at you
askance, so bring some marbling to explain ypurself and that you are not
I would put it in a jar, loosely capped for starters with 25% alcohol.
Pure grain alcohol from the liquor store is best, I am sure they sell it
for making liqeurs. Here the brand is Everclear. Just let it sit. Sediment
will go to the bottom, them as you see a fair amount collect, strain it
into another jar. Do this each time sediment collects. Just use the top
clear liquid. You will need more drops of it than commerically prepared and
concentrated gall, but it works just fine. Any bladder will work, cow, ox,
whatever. Bring a clean half gallon jar. You will have gall enough for life
Oh....and bring a camera to catch the look on their faces when you ask for
it (likely they will jar the liquid and give it to you) and email it to us!
I guarantee a "precious moment".
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I'll ask my book binding and marbling friends in Auckland and get back to
you. There are quite a few keen marblers and I'm pretty sure they get their
All the best,
Carol (in Sydney)<