I'm a beginner
- Hello everybody,
I am new to marbling and this this site is just what I was looking
to ask some weird questions which I have so that I can get into
By the way,the second thing I want to say is that I have to most
that have given some techniques of marbling which I find very
interesting,and it's almost two months now I have been surfing the
only information on marbling and I just found it yesterday but did'nt
have enough time to post a message,now that I did, I would like to
a questiion about the (size) carrageen or carageenan moss,or in
chemical terms sodium alginate etc.
I believe that the size is derived from a sea weed called Irish Moss,
well I work and live here on an remote Island off the coast of the
U.A.E. in the middle of the Persian gulf and some years back I had
noticed a lot of seaweed being washed ashore every winter on this
tiny island,but then I did'nt even know about marbling till I had
eccess to the internet arts & crafts,anyway What I need to know is it
the sea weed that I can make size with? If so,then do any good
people out there willing to give me some idea on how I can go about
processing this sea weed to make the size for marbling,I want to
this because the readymade size is not available here,infact that's
the only thing that is not available for marbling.
I have many more questions on marbling which I would like to ask you
good people, till next time.
- With true dried carrageenan I used to boil a large handful per 2 quarts of
water for about 20 minutes, then strain it. Then add another 2 quarts if
too thick(multiply this for what you will need). Should be like cream
consistency. Most seaweed will not work well though, but try it......