Re: [Marbling] Re: ox gall
- What is in the arts stores is weak. Colophon and I also sell the "real thing" for marbling. Better to stick with the few marbling suppliers such as us and a few others because we are constantly using and testing the material we sell. We can also troubleshoot any problems you have for that reason.\
On 02/24/13, John Goode<watermarktile@...> wrote:
The windsor newton brand is watered down and I found it not to marble well.
Colophon has nice ox gall.
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- Thank you John and Iris, I didn't think that they would diminish it but it does make sense.
I guess Basic Crafts Co in NYC is gone as well? Gabriele mentions it in her Supply Sources
but I could not find it, but then again Grunebaum's book is 30 years old.
: irisnevins <irisnevins@...>
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>What is in the arts stores is weak. Colophon and I also sell the "real thing" for marbling
- Yes and No.
The ox-gall is indeed the bile-juice of the ox, cow, calf, bull &c. the same product is used both in watercolours & marbling. The only difference is that the stuff sold for use in W/ colour tends to be weaker than that sold for marbling.
However, the bile juice of the cow does not need to be used. It appears that any beast which has a gall can make perfectly servicable stuff for marbling. I have even heard that the finest gall for marbling comes from the gallbladder of a fish.
--- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, Lilly Thingz <fibreythings@...> wrote:
> Hi there people
> I got the book by Gabrielle Grunebaum how to marbelize Paper and she mentions Ox Gall. I was wondering is that the same ox gall I use in painting with watercolours and gouache?
> thank you kindly
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