Re: [Marbling] Tiger eye revisited:
- I would use in paint form, but keeping in mind that not all marbling paints react the same because there is no one generic watercolor, marbling or gouache paint formula. For example, my paints don't work right with regular pure potash, but I get a good result with the dirty looking gardening potash, ground up and added to pretty much any color. I use about a TBS. of that to a cup of water, but as usual with the marbling, the weather may make those amounts uncooperative at times. Very! Sometimes more is needed, sometimes less. It may inspire me to go pick up some gouache to compare, but I so worry about how they are so inconsistent on the amount of dispersant used from batch to batch. Acrylics work GREAT with the gardening potash, but again, brand to brand will differ in their formulation. I usually use the cheap stuff from the big craft stores or Walmart, either Ceram-Coat or Folk Art. Not all colors/pigments work with marbling well, so I find a basic red, yellow, blue, black, white, that work and mix from them. I don't do much acrylic marbling however.
I had thought about offering for sale a pre-mixed tiger eye paint, but it changes too much, it needs to be done on the spot I think. I saved bottles of it, and it works differently each time. Best is to experiment with what you normally use, and take it from there. I even long ago got some interesting results mixing wood stove ask with the black paint, but needed quite a lot. Try anything!
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Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 5:26 AM
Subject: [Marbling] Tiger eye revisited:
I have been recently experimenting with the "tiger eye" pattern.
however, I have some questions regarding this.
I) the historical formulae of the pattern. when they specify lampblack, is it in the form of a dry pigment, w/o binder, or a watercolour/ gouache. if the diffrence is not spelled out, which one works better?
II) Now, I also have come across examples of the pattern, but with the backgrounds of the "eyesopts" being purple, yellow, or orange , instead of being white with black rays. how was this done?
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