Re: [Marbling] Re: Types of cellulose ethers
- In a message dated 4/6/08 3:07:29 PM, jemiljan@... writes:
> I find that an application of external sizing followed by waxing andHi, Jake,
> burnishing makes the papers far more durable, especially around the
> perimeter of the boards.
Once again, thank you for all your information. Your comments about using
the 50-50 solution of methylcel and caragheenan are interesting - I just might
have to try that, although I find that the MC lasts a pretty long time - just
wish it would not turn blue with use....
I would have to say that I love the Golden Fluid Acrylics - smooth and with a
lot of pigment. Ditto the Heavy Body ones - they just take more distilled
water to thin. I very seldom have needed surfactant with them - just the
water. The only time I add dilute surfactant is when the surface of the size is
pretty well covered and the last color down needs a little more "muscle."
Milena has almost always used the Goldens as well, but of course worked on the
caragheenan while I am a methylcel person.
Would you please say more about the above copied paragraph - what size - the
caragheenan? What wax? And while I understand the burnishing process, I
have no clue where to get a stone. None of my marbling books address this
final process for the papers.
Are the cherry blossoms all done? That was always my favorite time when we
lived in DC - followed by the magnolias blooming on the Mall!
TIA! Caryl in Indianapolis
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- 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.