Re: Types of cellulose ethers
- Erik- can you obtain carragheen seaweed (Latin: Chondrus crispus) for
marbling where you live?
What is synthetic Ox gall?
--- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "Erik Haagensen" <erik@...> wrote:
> I'm just in the starting phase of marbling and my experience is close
> to zero.
> I first tried out oil based paints on MC size - but had a lot of
> trouble and small control of pattern.
> Then I got hold of some samples of CMC and tried out water based paints
> (which I made from Caran D'Ache aquarelle "chalks") and different
> amount of syntetic oxgall. Suddenly I achieved something that looked
> much better and felt that I actually could control the patterns of
> several colours much better - even if the results were generally
> somewhat pale.
> According to the following technical datasheet for the CMC it should be
> possible to adjust the rheology quite much. I made the size to a
> viscosity similar to a thick coffee cream - maybe a little thicker.
> So... to me CMC seems to have some potensial. But as I said - my
> experience is still close to zero. (But increasing!)
- you can get a burnishing stone at Iris Nevins website:
Also, Peggy Skycraft sells MicroGlaze, another type of wax at her
Also, I haven't done it myself, but for very long links, you can go to
www.tinyurl.com and it will compress it for you for free.