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Re: Some advice re: acrylic marbling please

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  • Cindy Leaders
    I ll try that. Thanks, John. ... temperature is? ... fewer ... size ... white! ... tank ... vinegar to ... with the ...
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 23, 2008
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      I'll try that. Thanks, John.


      --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "John Goode" <watermarktile@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello
      > You say "I think I'm doing a thorough job skimming with newspaper. So
      > I'm doing all I know to be careful."
      > This means you are skimming the size with a piece of newsprint?
      > If that is so you may be causing roll under where the paint and trash
      > alum is pushed into your size. Causing spots and dead zones that will
      > not take paint/ ink.
      > try laying a sheet of paper over the bath to pick up all the paint and
      > layer of carrageenan giving you a fresh canvass to paint on next time.
      > Other than that the size was mixed 24 hours in advance? and room
      temperature is?
      > Hope this helps
      > John
      >
      >
      > On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Cindy Leaders <useful.books@...>
      wrote:
      > > Yes! I use distilled water for everything but cleaning.
      > >
      > > Thanks for the clarification.
      > >
      > > Cindy
      > >
      > > --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, susanne martin <alavee15@> wrote:
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> Have you tried using distilled water to mix with the carragheenan?
      > >>
      > >> Susanne
      > >> ________________________________
      > >> > To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com
      > >> > From: useful.books@
      > >> > Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 16:09:14 +0000
      > >> > Subject: [Marbling] Some advice re: acrylic marbling please
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> > Good Morning, Friends!
      > >> >
      > >> > I've actually been a member here for a while and have gleaned a lot
      > >> > from reading but haven't posted. I'm hoping you can help me with a
      > >> > problem.
      > >> >
      > >> > I have been marbling for almost a year and am becoming comfortable
      > >> > with the process. My colors are rich and I'm getting fewer and
      fewer
      > >> > ragged edges and spotty patches all the time. However, I cannot
      > >> > overcome one issue. No matter what, I ALWAYS have places in the
      size
      > >> > that will not take the paint. No matter how much paint I use, there
      > >> > are little crags and crevices that refuse color. So I've ALWAYS got
      > >> > white paper showing through in places. And often I don't WANT
      white!
      > >> >
      > >> > I marble with acrylic paints (mixed from Utrecht tube acrylics) on
      > >> > carrageenan size from Galen Berry. I am careful that my tools &
      tank
      > >> > (a plastic photo developing tray) are clean (I used white
      vinegar to
      > >> > clean some times, rinsed well with water, but generally use only
      > >> > water) and use distilled water because I'm on a well and have heavy
      > >> > water. I think I'm doing a thorough job skimming with newspaper. So
      > >> > I'm doing all I know to be careful.
      > >> >
      > >> > Galen was certain that putting a little acrylic gel medium in
      with the
      > >> > size would correct the issue, which he felt was a little oil in the
      > >> > carrageenan itself. Sadly it did not.
      > >> >
      > >> > Any suggestions? Perhaps I'm not cleaning well enough? I've seen
      > >> > folks (I think here) suggest using Dutch Cleanser but can't seem to
      > >> > locate that here in the deep south.
      > >> >
      > >> > Any help would be most appreciated.
      > >> >
      > >> > Cindy Leaders
      > >> > www.usefulbooks.etsy.com
      > >> >
      > >> >
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