Re: [Marbling] Re: Need Help
- Bill, here's the link to the video to which I think you refer. See the 2nd
link. Roz Macken, PA
On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Sue Cole <akartisan@...> wrote:
> I would think Phoenix would be large enough you could contact one
> of the Universities and ask for bookbinding or marbling classes.
> Sometimes they offer them together.
> I've bought pretty much every book available on marbling there is
> and downloaded some of the internet.
> Also, there are two excellent dvd's on marbling, one by Peggy
> Skycraft which you can buy thorugh dharma trading at
> www.dharmatrading.**com and one by Mimi Schleicher at her site.:
> http://www.marbling**.com/ <http://www.marbling.com/> both of these
> helped me a lot.
> Also, there are many marbling videos on www.youtube.**com just put
> marbling or ebru in the search box. One of the best is by two
> australian women who use oil colors, but you can learn by watching
> them is:
> I have had very god luck with two cheaper brands of acrylics for both
> paper and silk scarves. I am in Fairbanks, AK so have to get a lot of
> things over the internet, but these two are Apple Barrel Brand in the
> crafts section at WalMart for $2.00 for an 8 oz bottle and Artworks
> Artist Quality Acrylics - also says ProArt on the bottle about halfway
> down for $7 a bottle from Ben Franklin.
> The paints I have had no luck with at all were the metallic ones - in
> any brand so far. The one I had the biggest frustration with was the
> carbon black from Golden - it "bleeds" of the paper almost every
> I started out with Golden fluid acrylics but they are way more
> expensive, but have wonderful colors you can't get anywhere else.
> Most of the time I just dilute the color with water until they are about
> the cfonsistency of 2% milk or a bit thinner. The blues tend to
> spread themost by theirselves. Each color is different so there is no
> set formula for mixing them, and one day they might work differently
> from another, so I always test them in a corner of the tank to see if
> they will "play"
> The cheapest thing to use for tanks for paper is the "photo frame"
> clear boxes for photos - I get them at Michaels here. You will go
> through a lot of frustrations and discoveries doing marbling, but
> that's how it goes. Just keep going.
> I use photo flo for all these and I get it from:
> One bottle will last a long time - you dilute it quite a bit to use it.
> Also, as has been discussed quite a bit here lately, the main
> frustration now is the paper. Some papers work and some don't
> and right now I've had good luck with the cheaper sketch paper from
> Dick Blick or the white sulphite from
> http://www.colophon**bookarts.**com/ <http://www.colophonbookarts.com/>she is very helpful if you call her.
> As for classes, some are better than others. I just waited for 3
> months to take one because it was here and it was such a
> disappoint, I almost cried. She didn't bring any examples and had
> us working with wet sumi paper, which was like working with toilet
> paper because it doesn't have any size. She claimed she had been
> trained in it, but I had more experience than she did and just tried to
> keep my mouth shut and try things the way she did, but it was a
> disaster. The size was too thick and wouldn't wash off the paper, if
> you were even able to pick it up without tearing it, etc., etc.
> But hands on is still better than trying to figure it out yourself if
> possible. Good luck and hope some of this is some help to you.
> Sue Cole
> Fairbanks, AK
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- I LOVE this video!
I'm so excited to be taking my first ever marbling class next week in Dayton, OH at Marco's Paper! I'll let you all know how it goes!
- If Pat Thomas is your teacher, you will have a terrific time. Seems everyone who learns from her is pleased. Have a great class!
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On Jul 31, 2012, at 1:00 PM, "www.anywhere-weddings.com" <ktpup@...> wrote:
> I LOVE this video!
> I'm so excited to be taking my first ever marbling class next week in Dayton, OH at Marco's Paper! I'll let you all know how it goes!
> Linda Stevenson
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- Thanks Roz,
That IS it! I can't tell you how I have searched in vain for that
video. My hat is off to you. I have "liked" it on youtube and bookmarked
the link so maybe I won't lose it again. I'm going now to rewatch it and
try to see what kind of oil inks they use. They don't say but you can
see the tubes in the video.
as terminology is a subject of foremost interest for me (we need to make sure that we mean the same thing when we use the same word or confusion will be even bigger as it is now): there is no such thing as oil inks. Either it's oil, or it's inks. Inks are aquaeous. So it's oil paints, or either inks. Precision is very helpful.
German differentiates even further: Tinte (without a binder, ink) and Tusche (with a binder, Indian ink).
- as terminology is a subject of foremost interest for me (we need to make
sure that we mean the same thing when we use the same word or confusion
will be even bigger as it is now): there is no such thing as oil inks.
Either it's oil, or it's inks. Inks are aquaeous. So it's oil paints, or
either inks. Precision is very helpful.
I admit I know very little about oils and nothing about ink but the
ladies in the video, (Georgie Sharp and Melva Waterman) definitely say
that they use "oil-based inks because they're brighter." I have watched
closely but I can't see the brand.
I again thank the people on this list who helped reconnect me to this
video and these great marblers.
I found at least one source for oil based inks
So I am confused now. Why can inks not be oil based? And what are these
things being sold as oil-based inks? And most importantly, what are
these great ladies using? Because I want to try it.
when you want to try marbling with oil based paints, just do it. What works for others doesn't necessarily work for you anyway (and vice versa), everyone needs to make their own experience. There are so many parameters to marbling, paints are only one of them and the manufacturer of paints just another. There is no universal-one-fits-for-all paint.
That oil based paints are usually brighter does not depend on a certain brand.