Re: [Marbling] Re: Warming Carageenan Size
- Plastic is always better than wood in my opinion. Maybe some of the acrylic marblers here can advise on the paints out there and how they diulte them or use them etc. I have had lovely results from the cheap stuff at Walmart called Ceram-Coat. Not all colors work well, you have to try a basic few i would think. it's been so long I forgot which I used to use. I didn't dilute them, though they seem creamy.
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Sent: Monday, August 13, 2007 12:37 PM
Subject: [Marbling] Re: Warming Carageenan Size
Thank you so much for your input. I will try each thing you suggest
and let you the results. I have clean my size (it was fairly new...I
only used it twice without success) and will now try differnt paints.
I've been using jacquard marlbing colors. I used to work with dye-na-
flow paints which have always worked beautifully especially on silk.
But now they're not working...the reason I swithced to jacquard
marbling colore. I've also had a new marbling tray built (out of wood
and thought this might be the problem so cover it with plasict to no
Thanks again. I'll let you know,
--- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Marbling@yahoogroups.com>, "irisnevins" <irisnevins@...> wrote:
> It could be that your size is too thick? How are you making it?
What are you using for paint, it could be the paints too. You may
need more dispersants. If you are using acrylic if you do not clean
the size extra well, maybe double clean it, every few times (more
than with watercolor) it will give jagged spots and not allow maximum
spreading. It could be the brand of paint you are using too. Not all
acrylic or watercolor is the same formula from one brand to another.
So try another make. Your paints too, they may be too thick. Thck
paint doesn't always mean brighter color, sometimes quite the
contrary. Water some down a little and add a little more dispersant,
make sure you are making the size right, clean the size really well,
see what happens.
> Iris Nevins
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> From: pauliquann<mailto:pauliquann<mailto:pauliquann>@...>
> To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Marbling@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Marbling@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Marbling@yahoogroups.com>>
> Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 11:34 AM
> Subject: [Marbling] Warming Carageenan Size
> Does anyone know how I'm suppose to warm up my size? My colors
> and then immediately contract and also my end product has these
> jagged spots throughout. I can see these little voids on the size
> it seems the paints have broken up. Both these problems can be
> result of the size being too cold...so the troubleshooting
> the books say. They instruct to warm the size but how?
> I need help! I'm trying to make scarves for an upcoming show and
> nothing is working out. How to I warm the size (carageenan)
> compromising its thickness?
> Thank you, anyone , for your helpp!
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