- --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "Dr Zayus" <greatgrapefruit@...> wrote:
>Yes: I used to use Jacquard's Marbling Colors but even before they
> I just heard that Jaquard is discontinuing its line of versatex
> marbling inks and I'm crushed!! These were, for me, by far the most
> economical and most permanent inks for marbling fabric!
> Any fabric marblers have suggestions for a replacement brand?
> Dr Z
discontinued the line (I sometimes found them tempormental) I tried
Pigment Dyes sold at Dharma Trading and they work great! Now I'm
hooked! Initially, you'll have to work with them for a little bit to
get the correct proportion of dye and water and dispersant but once you
hit the formula, I find them a really great marbling color choice.
I usually use the 1:4 ratio - 1 part dye to 4 parts water and a drop at
a time of dispersant. I used to use Versatex dispersant but recently
swithched to Golden Acrylic Flow Release (I had a bottle on hand and
decided to give it a whirl). But with this product you must be sure to
only add a teeny drop. Someitmes I'll add a drop of Versatex if the
Acrylic Flow Release drop doesn't make the dye flow quite enough but
usually it's fine. I don't mean to be verbose, but give the Pigment
Dyes a try. You might like them. Good Luck,