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  • Thanks so much, Iris. While I do get colors that are plenty vibrant with acrylics - sometimes too much so, I still feel they lack a richness. A velvety quality I've seen in gouache marbled papers. Is anyone familiar with the papers of Jemma Lewis in the UK. I believe she uses gouache and her papers look decadent, yet also bright and saturated. So I was hoping to get advice on...
    Karen Ruane Jan 16
  • ...black tend to run and/or craze? It seems no matter how I modify them, they will run down the page when I rinse. Thanks much, Karen Karen Ruane Studio
    Karen.ruane@... Jan 15
  • I'm using carrageenan and golden high flows. I add a few drops of retarder into my one ounce dropper bottles and then a few drops of water. It works fairly well to counteract crazing. I am, however, finding that golden fluid acrylics craze less and with them being more economical (since you dilute them so much), I may switch back from high flow to save money and hassle, even if it...
    Karen.ruane@... Oct 27, 2014
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  • ...before pulling prints. I may have been able to push it even longer! Anyway, just passing along the wisdom. Happy Marbling! Karen karen.ruane_studio on Instagram karen.ruane_studio on Instagram Painter and Marbler View on instagram.com Preview by Yahoo
    Karen.ruane@... Sep 23, 2014
  • ...t get a zillion beautiful consecutive rings to be contained, but I'm one step closer! Thanks for all the input everyone! Karen karen.ruane_studio on Instagram karen.ruane_studio on Instagram Painter and Marbler View on instagram.com Preview by Yahoo
    Karen.ruane@... Sep 23, 2014
  • So here's the best example of what I'm trying to do. Pernille Snedker Hansen does it best. I just don't know why her outermost color is not spreading to the edges! My best guess is that she uses a clear ground to start. Also, her size is remarkably clear. The making of... | Snedker Studio The making of... | Snedker Studio The unique process of marbling, known from old bookcovers...
    Karen.ruane@... Sep 18, 2014
  • I'm not sure if this has been discussed at length already, but I wanted to share my recent experience with carrageenan. I just made a batch from a new bag of blender carrageenan (kappa carrageenan). I prepared it with hot water as usual, and within about 4 hours it was ready to use. I marbled a few papers with success. I started with newsprint (no alum) and then tried some alum...
    Karen.ruane@... Sep 17, 2014
  • Thanks for the reply! I've tried tightening my space with newsprint. But when I remove it, I have trouble with the image spreading organically - it looks frayed. Does anyone know; if I lay down surfactant first, will the next colors I lay down push it aside? Thanks! Karen
    Karen.ruane@... Sep 16, 2014
  • Hello again! Another question for the masters. I've recently relocated to a very dry climate. And though I have my humidifyer on full blast over my work space, my paints seem to be drying on the surface of my size, despite working quickly. I mean, its crackling within 3 minutes! I'm using Golden High Flow acrylics (for the first time). Not sure if they dry faster than the fluid...
    Karen.ruane@... Sep 16, 2014
  • Hi All, I've been marbling with acrylics on carrageenan for a little over a year. During this time I've done much experimentation to try to achieve a more organic look. I'm now trying to figure out how to suspend my image within the inner confines of my tray such that my final print will have lots of negative space around it. I've seen lots of examples, but I'm finding I'm not able...
    Karen.ruane@... Sep 16, 2014