Re: [Marbling] Brand new member & marbler
- Welcome Mary Lou,
I love using metallic paints and have tried Winsor & Newton imitation gold,
and silver gouache tubes with great success. Not all papers hold the
metallic paints though. Fabriano Tiziano and Fabriano Ingres do and I use
them most of the times.
As far as suppliers are concerned I have bought carrageenan, ox gall and
alum from Colophon and have been very pleased with them.
I make my own combs and rakes with balsa wood and nails, or dressmaker pins
but I believe that a store bought nonpareil comb is something you should buy
for more detailed work.
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>From: Mary Lou Smith <mlsmith@...>_________________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [Marbling] Brand new member & marbler
>Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 19:42:42 -0600
>I just this minute joined your group. I have been fascinated with this
>art for a long time, and now have decided to "bite the bullet" and try
>it! Last Fall, I met a most interesting marbler, Mimi Schleicher, at an
>arts and crafts festival in Asheville, NC. I bought her video (which is
>wonderful) and as a result, have been bitten-by-the-bug. I am a
>calligrapher, which keeps me busy, but I am determined to make time for
>learning to marble. I also have Diane Maurer-Mathison's Ultimate
>Marbling Handbook, which seems to have wonderful and thorough
>I haven't ordered any supplies yet, and would love some advice about a
>couple of items: combs and rakes. Do you make your own? And the tray -
>what size would you recommend. and what are your favorite supply
>companies? I have looked at the Colophon site and also the Talas site.
>One more question: are there metallic paints available for marbling? Or
>do you add something to the paint, like mica?
>Any suggestions for this beginner would be much appreciated! I look
>forward to reading all of your wonderful advice.
>Mary Lou Smith
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