Re: [Marbling] paints
- Hi Susan,
I use the Pebeo marbling colors, as well as the Pebeo Setacolor
irridescents, and I really like them. The marbling colors don't need any
additives, but the irridescents need to be thinned. I usually mix them
about 1 to 1 with distilled water. Some of the irridescents are quite
pale, but others work well. The gold and copper are really nice.
I tried Liquitex--you mix the regular artist acrylics with Liquitex Marble
Ease marbling medium. The Marble Ease is quite toxic smelling, and has
warnings about inhaling it. I loved the brilliance of the colors, and the
Liquitex seemed to work on more papers than the Pebeo. But, when it dried
the colors were really dull. I did salvage some of the papers by varnishing
them with an acrylic medium. I haven't tried Liquitex on fabric.
At 10:35 AM 2/24/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>I am new to the list and have spent some time reading archives but didn't
>seem to find the answer to my question. I see reference to Golden and
>Liquitex acrylic paints. Are these marbling paints or are these the same
>acrylics that are used for painting pictures? If they are painters
>arcylics, then with the liquitex do you use thick, medium or thin viscosity
>and adjust them as necessary? The same question applies to the water colour
>paints used for paper. Are these artists paints and is there a brand name
>that is quite reliable and available in Canada?
>I did try a sample with the irridescent Setacolor but realized my paint was
>either too thick or my size not thick enough. However, the results I did
>get were quite thrilling. I use quite a bit of setacolor, for other
>projects, and was wondering if anyone has tried Pebeo's marbling colors.
>One last question. What about the hand of the fabric? Does the acrylic
>paint have much of an effect on the hand of silk scarves? I wouldn't be as
>concerned with the hand of cotton.
>Susan - Medicine Hat, Ab
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- Hi Susan,
I have marbled on several different cottons. I find the "hand" to not be
much affected by the paints as only a very thin layer is adsorbed. The rest
rinses off. The briliance on fabric was directly affected by the smoothness
of the fabric. A 200 count muslin looked very sharp. A previosly dyed and
brushed fabric looked dull. Many fabrics that are colored by the
manufacturer will not take the paint!!! If you take a white fabric and dye
it yourself it will probaply be fine. Something in the colorfasting process
repells the paint I think.
I have a beautiful silk scarf that I bought from a marbler that is very soft
and pliant. I do not believe the paint affected the 'hand' of the silk at
sandy in Fremont Ca.
I used to do the street craft show in Fremont, and Palo Alto and Mountain
View..etc. Check the label: have you got one of my scarves?? I¹d like to
hear from you..how is it holding up, the colors and when you got it.
Best wishes, Gail MacKenzie
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