- Dear Donna,
Let's try this one more time. I forgot that
attachments were no longer possible.
Part of the difficulty with book info is that
publishers usually won't allow a writer to target
specific brands due to distribution needs. Besides,
even with resources listed in the book marbling is
just more tempramental than anyone could imagine. The
Jacquard paint may work better on carrageenan.
Liquetex generally does. However, years ago I found
that liquetex would float on MC if I added Liquetex
fabric medium to the paint.
Try the following. Mix your methocel by the
manufacturer's instructions. Get some Golden Fluid
Acrylics, Golden GAC 900 fabric medium and G. Flow
Release (surfactant) if they have it. Mix 1 part
paint, 1 part GAC 900, 1 part distilled water. Sim
the bath/size with a wide strip of newspaper before
laying paint. If a color does not spread easily mix
1-3 drops of the Flow Release with the paint solution.
Some good basic colors are: hansa yellow light or
medium, quinacridone magenta, quin. red, pyrolle red
(red-red), phthalo green, phthalo blue, dioxizine
purple (tempramental, but great purple), carbon black
and titanium white.
Iris Nevins also has an acrylic that is supposed to be
really nice used on carrageenan. Iris logs on
regularly and has been a major trouble shooting
Be careful about drying your alummed t-shirts.
Exstreme heat and alum make sulfuric acid.
The Carol Taylor book you mentioned is one I
co-authored with Patty and Mimi Schleicher. Carol was
a professional writer. You may be interested that I
have finished a new book strictly for acrylic marbling
called Marbling: Easy and Elegant Projects for Paper
and Fabric. It is part of Lark/Sterling's "Weekend
Crafter" series. It has good basic info, 20 projects,
and a gallery of 21 artists. Most of the artists do
not marble, but incorporated it into their own medium.
If you email your address I'll put you on the mailing
Best of Luck, Laura
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- Donna....I have found alum dries unevenly in the dryer, resulting in
splotchy fabric.....just hang it over a line until dry, then iron. You
can't marble a wrinkled fabric.
Paints....well I only use my own, was overall disappointed with what's out
there, though olden is supposed to work well. Try carrageenan for a finer