[Marbling] Hello to the group plus dropper bottle source
- Hi Susa......
When my acrylics do that, I water them down a bit. Distilled bottled water
is best. It slows down the tendency of acrylic base to "crackle"........it
dries quickly on exposure to air, that's why it happens. The white may just
have extra acyrlic base in it for whatever the reason the manufacturer may
Also try Consolidated Plastics, they should be in the 800# directory
through information....I have momentarily misplaced it. You can get Boston
Round Bottles with Yorker caps, and I don't believe there is a minimum
order. Price may be about the same or a little lower. The more you buy,
they get cheaper, but not by much.
- Hi, Iris, I had trouble with the yorker caps dribbling & not
delivering the same size drop consistantly because air leaks into the
bottle around the cap screw threads. These other caps are like eye
medicine droppers - they give me more control. Maybe I just got hold
of a defective batch of yorker caps - I got them from U.S.Plastics.
Anyhow, I like these new ones better.
And thank you for the tip on adding water. My difficulty is that I'm
working on dark fabric and when I add water, I "water down" the
opacity of the paint & then I've got another set of problems. I guess
I need to find a happy medium where the paint doesn't crack but it is
- In Marbling@egroups.com, irisnevins <irisnevins@c...> wrote:
> Hi Susa......bottled water
> When my acrylics do that, I water them down a bit. Distilled
> is best. It slows down the tendency of acrylic base to"crackle"........it
> dries quickly on exposure to air, that's why it happens. The whitemay just
> have extra acyrlic base in it for whatever the reason themanufacturer may
> Also try Consolidated Plastics, they should be in the 800# directory
> through information....I have momentarily misplaced it. You can get
> Round Bottles with Yorker caps, and I don't believe there is aminimum
> order. Price may be about the same or a little lower. The more youbuy,
> they get cheaper, but not by much.
> Iris Nevins
- Dear Susa,
You may want to try Golden GAC 100 to increase film integrity for pin holes
and GAC 800 to slow the drying process and reduce crazing.
Good Luck, Laura
>Subject: [Marbling] Hello to the group plus dropper bottle source
>Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2000 17:41:56 -0000
>Hello, My name is Susa Glenn and I live in Fredericksburg, Texas.
>I've been marbling for about 3 months now.
>I'm really glad to have stumbled upon this group!
> I'm using Golden Fluid Acrylics and Liquitex concentrated jar color
>acrylics on fabric. There is no one near me that I know of that is
>marbling so I'm just winging it. I'm having enough success to keep at
>it and enough problems to stay frustrated.
>I'm having trouble with white and everything with white in it. The
>paint is drying too fast(?) so it loses its elasticity and splits
>into tiny fine lines when I comb it.
>I'm running an air conditioner for self preservation (it's 103 out
>there) and I'm running a portable evaporative cooler inside so the
>temperature is around 73 degrees and the humidity is around 65% at
>Does anybody know of anything that I could mix with the paint to slow
>the drying down a little? I'm working as fast as I can.
>Oh, here's a source you might be interested in. E.D.Luce Packaging (
>www.essentialsupplies.com ) has control dropper bottles that deliver
>one drop at a time. They are wonderful for solving paint dribble. The
>catalog numbers & items are:
>#n2125 cap for dropper bottle 20mm white 12 per pkg.
>#n2130 plug for dropper bottle 20mm 12 per pkg.
>#n1335 boston round 4 oz. low density (ldpe) 12 per pkg.
>Their phone number is 562-997-0117
>Their minimum order is $50.00, but you can pay a $5.00 fee & order
>less. I don't have the prices on me, but I remember that it cost
>around 55 cents per bottle including the dropper insert & cap.
>Thanks, Susa Glenn
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