Re: [Marbling] RE: hand of scarves
- At first I used the dryer AND ironed, and being queen of the shortcut, I thought...hey wait, the iron is way hotter than the dryer. So quit using the dryer. Saves time and the electric bill I figure. I never had less durability on the ironed only ones.
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From: Sue Cole<mailto:akartisan@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2011 5:26 PM
Subject: [Marbling] RE: hand of scarves
Yes, that's the way I learned it. The dryer heat sets the acrylic paint,
plus I iron them afterwards. I put them in the dryer on hot for at least
30 minutes, usually 45.
The only time I had some pigment come off on my ironing board was when I
had put some extra red pigment in the paint which I had gotten from Home
Depot. I asked the manager of the paint dept if I could have some straight
pigment to test it out and he let me have some in small round ziploc
containers which I had brought with me. I think I needed to add some extra
medium to it or something, still experimenting with that. I got one each
of red, black blue and yellow, probably 2 or 3 ounces each.
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