[Marbling] Sodium Alginate
- Thanks for the info on the Sodium Alginate. I will skip it! These lists are
great to fill each other in on what is not worth bothering trying! I really
trust other marblers' experience. When I started I was self taught and from
bad and archaic instructions,at that.....if I had invested the small
fortune I spent on things that didn't work over the years I'd have a pretty
nice nest egg by now. But marbling was more fun than saving money!
I can't imagine anyone wanting to boil and strain carrageenan
anymore....but about 10 years ago I collected a bunch of it from the Maine
coast, dried it and tried it. It was very weak even in large quantities,
but it did work and was free. There are so many different types and grades
though, I don't really know what variety I had. The consistency and
regularity of the powder is a blessing. Even that is a little different
from batch to batch, but the differences are really minimal in comparison.
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>Yes, the days of boiling and straining were messy. If anyone out there isstill doing it, the best strainer is to go to a paint store and get a bag
that is used for straining paint...works a lot better than panty hose
would break and you'd have to start all over!). I only had one boil over
and that was a nightmare.