Re: [Marbling] more....
- Thank you for the quick response -- as I was driving back to the
grocery store a little voice in my head said, "hey I'll bet you can
find powered calgon through the Internet!" So I will. But I wonder
what properties Borax might have that could help or affect marbling.
Another chemical I think I read something about pertaining to
marbling is BORIC ACID helping to keep size from going bad and I did
add it to my size for awhile when I was still using carageenan. I
never really knew for sure if it helped or not. Sometimes I thought
it actually made my colors brighter and had an influence on making my
marbling paints behave better, but it was not anything that I could
say for certain. I would buy it at the drug store. I still keep
some on hand just in case I have a bad time and there is the off
chance that it could help. Anyway, I will definitely order powdered
Calgon online -- thanks again!
On Jul 22, 2007, at 5:21 PM, Gail Mackenzie wrote:
> No, not the same. You can get the powdered calgon by mail. The name
> and even the number should be on the bottle. Look on the net.
> Reckauser or something like that.
> On Jul 22, 2007, at 2:18 PM, Ellen Tresselt wrote:
> > Hello Gail and fellow Marblers -- Would any of you know if BORAX is
> > the same as CALGON? I could only find liquid Calgon in the grocery
> > store, but they do have powdered Borax.
> > Thanks!
> > Nelle
> > On Jul 17, 2007, at 3:34 PM, Gail Mackenzie wrote:
> > > Well more info..... Sodium hex, by itself will not alter the pH..
> > The
> > > calgon powder will do both: affect the pH and soften the hardness.
> > > Ammonia is nasty stuff! I never had any happy result from
> > > Spectrolites. Ruppert, Gibbon and Spider sells a methyl cell much
> > > finer and easier to work with. As for pigments...just about any
> > > brush ink is fair game! bon chance!
> > > On Jul 17, 2007, at 11:43 AM, gretchen vansant wrote:
> > >
> > > > Soooo Is the calgon ( I've always used power in my tye dyeing
> > > > Measurements ) should I continue with store bought 'Calgon" or
> > > > should I send for the sodium hexemetaphosphate because its
> > > > I use Methol Cel from Dharma Trading , I was thinking of
> > > > to order from Pro-chem because the shipping's closer. I
> > > > never used vinegar , I just started using it, so Caryl I
> > > > understand. I use Spectrolites no non sense paint with alittle
> > > > fabric fixer mixed in. They do not do well on colored fabric ,I
> > > > only marble on white. Originally I put 2 tsps clear ammonia in 2
> > > > gallons distilled, 7 table spoon Meth mix ,I'm now adding 2 tsp
> > > > vinegar to finish using a paint mixer. I'm now going to start
> > > > diluting 16 table spoons "calgon" in somehow. Then test the Ph
> > at 7-
> > > > or 8. I've had my big vat since 2000 ,I drove it in my truck
> > > > CA to PA in 2005. I started with 20 gallons ,then worked my
> way !
> > > > up to 33 last Saturday once
> > > > in settles I still have some room for a couple more gallons,
> but I
> > > > think that's it. In 2000 I found a VHS tape of a mother daughter
> > > > team marbling huge pieces if paper/ fabric at the Hershey
> > > > Library .My aunt was head of the Carnegie book archive for
> all my
> > > > growing years ,I got to see some really nice examples of
> > > > So this was a new beginning for me...I never looked back... But
> > > > since I've moved I've about given up ,I've held onto a TON of
> > > > Lovely Fabric inventory, afraid I'll never make such Jewels
> > > > Now I think I can start to De-stash if the archive
> information is
> > > > correct. So back to Practice- Practice mixing and trying.
> I'll be
> > > > back to bother you all I'm sure soon ...back down to my basement
> > > > Namaste Gretchen Vansant vansantdesigns.etsy.com on my site
> > > > not much marbling up right now...but my tye dyes are different!
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