Re: [Marbling] supply sources
- I've used sodium alginate and find it works quite well. It's what I worked
with when I first started marbling and I still use it for teaching classes.
It's what's more readily available in Canada and less expensive as well! The
only thing is that I find I need to water it down quite a bit. It's a lot
thicker and stickier than carrageenan!
Laura Sims wrote:
> Dear Jill,
> The only place I have found it listed on a "when available" basis is Maiwa
> Handprints, www.maiwa.com. They also recommend sodium alginate, but I've
> only used that for a dying technique.
> Best, Laura
> >From: "J Dolphin" <jdolphin@...>
> >Reply-To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com
> >To: <Marbling@yahoogroups.com>
> >Subject: Re: [Marbling] supply sources
> >Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 16:34:38 -0400
> >I have been looking for carragheenan in Canada for quite some time and if
> >ANYONE on this list knows where, I'll be thrilled to find out!
Thanks for the info. After reading this e-mail I found a recipe for "irish
moss tea", using health food store carrageenan/irish moss to make marbling
Refer to www.liquitex.com/techniques/marbling.html
Google search engine has 32 pages of web-links for carrageenan, irish moss.
Page 16 has a HGTV article featuring Marjorie Bevis and 25 has the liquetex
info. Galen Berry's site was present as well. If you have time there is
some interesting info there.
>Subject: Re: [Marbling] supply sources
>Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 20:18:12 EDT
>Try ordering wholesale from Botanical Herb sources like: Starwest or
>Frontier Herbs. If you have abuying club/co-op near your home try ordering
>through them for these items, for they usually can get it through their
>suppliers (Rainbow Natural Foods/Natures Best/Mountain Peoples Warehouse)
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