Chapter 14 (Technical Aspects of the Craft, III; The Colors Used) in
Richard Wolfe's "Marbled Paper; Its History, Techniques, and Patterns"
is wonderfully informative on a wide range of aspects of the topic.
On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 22:45:17 -0000, Jake Benson
> There are also a number of web sites that I have found searching google. Insructions for
> making paints can be found in many general art manuals such as Ralph Meyer's book.
> Older marbling manuals such as those by Halfer, Woolnough, and Louis Kinder also
> contain a lot of useful info. The latter are not readily available and you will have to go to a
> good univeristy library- probably even a rare book collection to find the works of these
> authors. I do hope that the Society of Marbling will at some point create downloadable
> versions of some of the old manuals (that are no longer protected by copyright) for
> members, but this is a long-term goal. Some recent manuals published by various
> Turkish authors also contain some of this information, but they are mainly in Turkish, with
> the exception of Hikemt Barutçugil's recent books. All of these books have been
> discussed in the past and can be found in the group archives.
> Suffice it to say that it will require a fair bit of study for you to familiarize yourself with the
> basic chemistry, various compositions, and applications. Much of it is 1) proper saftey
> precautions when handling, 2) choice of pigments, binders, and dispersions (there is a
> LOT to choose from, and it really depends on which direction you are taking, and what
> your end-result will be), and 3) LOTS of trial and error!!! You think marbling was trial and
> error? get ready......
> A company whose service I have enjoyed for a number of years is Kremer Pigmente. Based
> in Germany, they have a small store in NYC on Elizabeth St.
> As far as "Sumingashi ingredients". I'm not sure if you are asking how to make sumi
> sticks? At the last Marbling symposium in 2002, we were treated to an excellent
> presentation by Einen Miura on ink production in Japan. He has given this presentation
> before, so dpeending on where yu are located, you may be abelt o attend a workshop with
> him. That said, i don't know that I could bring myself to attempt, much less master the
> That said, I do think that the colors on the market are a very fair price for what you obtain.
> My own interest in this was simply a particular direction that I chose to take, and use them
> in conservation work as well as than marbling. The experience has helped me to
> understand a lot of how paint "works"....
> Speaking of the Miuras.... I understand they were moving to the LA area. Does anyone
> have their current contact info?
> and --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, Brent Mydland <jbg78734@y...> wrote:
> > Do any of the hardcore marblers want to tell me how to make my own colors.....also
> looking for sumingashi ingredients too....
> > PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
> > you can always tell me off line.
> > I will promise to try on my own too...Thanks Johnny
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