- if you go to youtube and look at some of the ebru films, you'll see that they all use the same vat or tank and that it has knurled edges that they pull the paper off against. I've determined that this is possible because they don't have a lot of access to water there, so don't rinse their papers, or maybe it's because they are using something like gum tragacanth wqhich maybe doesn't need to be rinsed.Anyone else know more about this?Sue
- According to Hikmet Barutçugil, his trays are originally meant for cooking Turkish sweets when not being used for marbling. See p. 51, Träume auf Wasser / The Dream of Water. Hamburg 2012.
I'm specialising in direct (Western) techniques and don't marble but I've tried my hand on both carragheenan and tragacantha with and without rinsing. My guess(!) is that it all depends on what you want to achieve and how clean you keep your size.