- congratulations on some progress made. When carageen gets too old, it will
definitely go "bad" and smell like fish since it is seaweed. That's why I
use methyl cellulose in hot weather, or you have to throw out the bad
carageen and make some new and keep the extra in a cool place or a
refrigerator. The paint "branching out" is either from the carageen going
bad, or a problem with the paint. I have had that happen when I kept
trying to keep going too long on a batch.
Keep trying and keep making notes on what happens and keep watching videos
on youtube. I would suggest ordering the videos by Peggy Skycraft or Mimi
Schleicher - they go through everything in their videos in great detail.
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