Re: marbling with oils, photo-flo and a new book by Diane Maurer
- Hi Everyone,
Although I am strictly a watercolor marbler these days, both Paul and I used
photo-flo to disperse MAX oils some years ago. That is why they were
recommended in The Ultimate Marbling Handbook. These oil paints are made by Grumbacher
and are almost identical to conventional oil colors except that colors thin
and clean up with tap water. With these, you don't need turpentine or mineral
spirits. I wasn't thrilled with the results (not as exotic reticulation as you
get with traditional oil paints,) but they didn't aggravate allergies or give
the headaches I often got when working with turpentine and mineral spirits.
They're still on the market in the Dick Blick catalog as well as through art
I still sell photo-flo in my marbling supply business to use with Boku Undo
colors. I also still have copies of some of my books that have gone out of
print and, as rare books, are selling for outrageous prices on Amazon. Please
visit my website www.dianemaurer.com to see what I've been up to and to see my
newest book Collage, Assemblage and Altered Art. Autographed and inscribed copies
of all books listed are available.
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