Re: Printing Error
- Hi Iris,
you are so right. The weather is crucial; that's why I avoid to teach
beginners in summer if possible. The lessons to learn about managing
the weather's influence on paper decorating are of the most advantage
to people with experience.
Anyway, there are very few final truths about making decorated paper
... every paper decorator must keep in mind that the opposite, or
anything in between, may also be true.
I always (well, almost always) make notes of whatever I do, sometimes
down to the last drop and half gram and weather and room's climate
etc., sometimes rather cursory. It helps, but it is definitely not
enough. Without hundreds of discarded sheets, patience, pig-headedness
and inquisitiveness, you're nothing.
Then there is your own personality, you're not the same every day.
Kept awake by a horde of cheeky mosquitoes? Got a headache coming?
Your most needed base paper has been used up the day before yesterday
but your supplier lets you down? Can't wait for the night and the
concert ahead? Marrying tomorrow? It shows.
And then a customer comes and wants it copied: You have made that
fabulous red in 2001, I need another 3 sheets! ... Almost as demanding
as copying an old pattern, and you don't have a suitable wheel and
your hands and fingernails are about half the size of the original
maker's, not to mention the fact that he or she has made about 777
sheets of the pattern before. Finding the solution of such a problem
is what I love most.
--- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "irisnevins" <irisnevins@...> wrote:
> I remember back in 1981 someone found for a few dollars at a used
book place, and original Loring...! Tipped in original samples and all.
> So true though, what works in one place doesn't in another.... and I
notice, that the hardest thing sometimes is doing a great copy of
one's OWN work! Due to seasonal changes, humidity, temperature raises
and lowerings, even over the course of a single day can make things
work differently too.
> All too often, people want a recipe, a formula. People come to a
class ready to take notes.... that's fine, but what they right down,
they go home, try that there, this amount of gall to that amount of
paint and nothing works.
> Learning to overcome your environment and the weather is key to
marbling and I imagine paste papers too, right Susanne?
> Iris Nevins
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Susanne Krause<mailto:studio@...>
> To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Marbling@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 11:47 AM
> Subject: [Marbling] Re: Printing Error
> Hi Jake,
> I have purchased the recipe book ... good for research into Loring's
> work and the work of her contemporaries, as it gives the recipes she
> (maybe - my own recipes tend to change all the time) used incl. all
> their faults and merits. As to using the recipes in one's own studio,
> well ... it's like with all personalized recipes. That they are fine
> in one studio doesn't say anything at all about the next studio.
> Susanne Krause
> --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Marbling@yahoogroups.com>,
"Jake Benson" <jemiljan@> wrote:
> > Has anyone else purchased this new edition?
> > Have you found the same printing error in your copy?
> > In relation to this, has anyone obtained the recently published
> > Loring recipe book? If so, do you have any thoughts or impressions?
> > Thanks,
> > Jake
> > --- In
> > >
> > > Dear Jake--Thanks for your response. You are an indispensable
> > resource for our group. I am contacting Hope Mayo about the
> > must say that I was less than overwhelmed by the illustrations.
> > were the same as in the previous edition, only now in full color.
> > >
> > > Elinor Eisemann
> > >
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> > >
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