>I've heard that Carboxy Methyl Cellulose (CMC) is great for marbling.
Did the person who told you this mention what kind of paints they were
Much as MC HPMC and HMC have various kinds and grades, so does CMC.
There is a kind made that is so viscous, it is used as a building
material and in architectural restoration.
While I've never used it for any method of marbling, I do know paper
conservators who use certain types of Sodium CMC in very low solutions
as as an adhesive.
I have the impression that it is a lot more viscous and also also more
polar, which may limit the paint that is used to oil. In fact, I
think that Asco marbling, a kind of oil-color method developed by
artists at the Ascona School in Switzerland, is made on such a viscous
If you try it out, let us know how it goes!
--- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "Erik Haagensen" <erik@...> wrote:
> I've heard that Carboxy Methyl Cellulose (CMC) is great for marbling.
> Can anyone confirm this ??
> ... or give comments