Susanne......I suspect that paper makers, like commercial paint
makers....the formula varies from one batch to the next due to laxness, I
saw this over and over in the gouaches I started originally marbling with.
When people , much to my surprise, started wanting to buy my papers back in
1978, I had to have consistency.....needed to be able to copy my own
papers. I would get tubes, particulary the red, and one batch would sink
without oxgall, the next would spread to pink and squeeze the other colors
to the bottom without any oxgall at all. I called Windsor Newton numerous
times and they insisted there was no change. I think maybe the workers
don't measure the ingredients accurately, but it is more haphazard at
times. So the only solution was to make a decades long study (at this
point) of marbling paint making.
I would try and talk further to Hahnemuelle. My distributor here, Atlantic
Papers, has guaranteed that if the papers ever don't work they will take
them back and have a chat with the makers. I will always request a test
sheet from the current batches these days before order thousands of sheets.
I am not so concerned about wasting money as I am about being able to
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No, the paste paper sheets are just a bit rougher on the surface,
like they did before. It's the sprinkled ones I'm having the problems
need very little binding medium and penetrate the base paper much deeper
coloured paste for paste paper does. It's the "normal" laid version, one
de a bit smoother
than the other.
Oh well, it probably means I'll have to do what I have always tried to
d: having two
standard base papers instead of one.