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  • ...know if these colors have to be heat set? Caryl in Indianapolis -----Original Message----- From: valanne000@^$1 [Marbling] To: carylhanc@^$2 [Marbling] Sent: Tue, Oct 25, 2016 10:12 pm Subject: Re[2]: Re[2]: [Marbling] colophon colors I marble on silk. Do you know...
    carylhanc@... Oct 25, 2016
  • If I am remembering correctly from a watercolor class with Mimi Schleicher, they like to play on carageenen - at least that is what we used in the class, and the floatation aid was the marblers' oxgall, also from Colophon. And I am also seeming to recall that the watercolors really do not like to be in a tray that once was used for methylcel and acrylics - Mimi took care to keep...
    carylhanc@... Oct 25, 2016
  • I use a small "Laundry alternative" centrifuge spinner in my studio. I think I paid about $80 for it about 5 + or - years ago. I think Dharma now sells them for a bit more, and they come in 2 sizes - I have the smaller one. I use this to spin out the alum from my socks or scarves (the scarves come out nearly dry!), and soda ash from other stuff I am going to dye. I can collect the...
    carylhanc@... Oct 24, 2016
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  • Paul Gehl at the Newberry Library in Chicago has posted this note : Norma Rubovits passed away yesterday at the age of 97 1/2. And from me - I was privileged to have seen her show there of the most exquisite miniatures you can imagine. I think she has allowed a lot of us to stand on her shoulders. Truly a Grande Dame of our art . If you are ever in Chicago, they are worth a side...
    carylhanc@... Mar 17, 2016
  • Hi! Which Jacquard paints - they make several. I use both Pro-chem and Goldens on my scarves, and usually iron everything (to impatient to let them cure). Have tried the new marbling Jacquards and am not impressed, and did not like the former ones. either. Dye-na-flow are fun to play with, and give special effects at times, and I have diluted the metallic ones, which work well, but...
    carylhanc@... Nov 20, 2015
  • Hi, Griffin, Barb Scoog ( http://www.barbskoog.com ) occasionally teaches an online course. And you might also check out Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts or the John C. Campbell School of Crafts; Pat K. Thomas occasionally teaches a week long class at those venues. Also sometimes the Book Arts classes or Book Arts Societies include marbling in their symposia. Something to think...
    carylhanc@... Oct 28, 2015
  • Golden has a similar product called "retarder:" I think it is GAC 800, but not sure about the number. I have a bottle labeled "retarded, and bottles of the numbers stuff . And you you can add more than one medium. HTH! Caryl In Indianapolis -----Original Message----- From: keelyn cann keelyncann@^$1 [Marbling] To: Marbling Sent: Mon, Oct 12, 2015 12:33 am Subject: Re: [Marbling...
    carylhanc@... Oct 12, 2015
  • Hi! My experience is that if the surface of a fabric is smooth (not velvet or courderoy, for example) and will absorb drops of water and so will absorb the alum solution, it is fair game. If there is a finish on the fabric, for example, some muslins, you may need to scour (pre wash) the fabric first. I often work on a silky polyester. Hope that helps! Caryl in Indianapolis Sent...
    Caryl Hancock Oct 1, 2015
  • Hi! I am only guessing here - if this is happening after you have been marbling a while, your size may have gotten contaminated with alum or surfactant - so skim it well several times. I have had some paints from Pro-Chem do this - I have a blue from them that becomes a multi-pointed star when it comes in contact with any Photo-flo; it also cracks. Other paints have feathered at...
    carylhanc@... Sep 22, 2015
  • Hi! Although some methylcel recipes say you can use them in about 30 minutes, I have found that M/C likes to "rest" a while before it is ready to go to work for you - like a couple of hours to overnight. As for the black smearing - black is sort of a prima donna. Marblers sometimes put black down first, and let the other colors compress it. Too much compression, and it will run...
    carylhanc@... Sep 19, 2015