Greetings Marbling friends,
I haven't checked the site in awhile and it seems alot is changing--
Laura is moving, Susa has a new address, Marie has a new phone.
What is not new is the quest for the perfect inexpensive paper to
marble. Well, it's not perfect, but I recently had a commission to
marble several 100 square feet to line library walls and was glad to
find that Speedball makes their blockprinting paper again, and it's
carried by Dick Blick. It's not as great as it was, but is very
reasonable and with alum makes a good print. It's available in
several sheet sizes--I used the 18x24".
Lucky Diane Maurer is still sitting on her stockpile of the old
stuff, the wonderful toothy sheets that needed no alum. If we all
made alot of noise, perhaps they's go back to the old recipe.
Best wishes to all for a happy holiday season!
Surface Design Studio - The Plains, VA
PS I'll be teaching workshops in my studio this winter/spring.
Anyone interested, please contact me off list enidadams at earthlink
dot net or by phone, and I'll be sure to send you a schedule.