Inexpensive Paper for Class Use
- If you are fortunate enough to live near a large urban area that has a printing facility that uses a web offset press (that is the type that uses a large continuous roll of paper) they generally will give away the end rolls (paper left of the roll that has to be stopped before emptying onto the press). It is generally good quality paper (not newsprint...stay away from that) and you can cut off the length of sheets you need. I picked up one in San Francisco over 10 years ago and am still using it for experimental practice marbling! Be forewarned, depending on the width and type of paper, these end rolls can be quite heavy.
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Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 12:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Marbling]paints and papers
I, too, am teaching a teen class next week, and have chosen to get a set of
marbling paints from Pro-Chemical (NAYY - www.prochemical.com). They are
acrylics, come in about 20 colors, all mixable, already have the surfactant and
fabric medium in them, and are in 2 ounce (or larger) ready-to-use squirt
bottles. A 2 ounce bottle is about $1.89, plus, of course, s/h.
I use Goldens also, but have been known to supplement with Liquitex or
Createx when I can't get a color I want.
I, in turn, would appreciate suggestions for an inexpensive paper for them to
use - thinking like a good sketch paper that comes in a pad. I have been
testing several, but a lot of them either curl unmercifully, or really cockle!
Caryl Hancock, Indianapolis
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