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Re: Handy Art Marbling concentrate

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  • BrendaR
    ah the instructions said warm water and it starts matting up before my eyes. I wonder if I could put it in a quart container and shake it? I can see, looking
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 24, 2010
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      ah the instructions said warm water and it starts matting up before my eyes. I wonder if I could put it in a quart container and shake it?
      I can see, looking at liquid starch, that it does need to be thicker.
      thanks
      Brenda

      --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, "Brandy" <bergiemoore@...> wrote:
      >
      > I don't think I've used this exact product, but I have used products like it. I've had the same problem when I added it as the instructions stated. (yeah, the instructions aren't much help.) When I added it more like you might add cornstarch to a gravy, it worked. I put a bit of room temperature water to it to make it liquidly,(add water to the dry ingredients in a cup) and then whisked it in with a fork really fast. If the water in the tub is warm, it will clump no matter what, so make sure the water in the tub is also room temperature. I found I also had to use more gel substance then it suggested to get a good viscosity, but that could have been my particular brand and not all gel brands.
      > Shaving cream works well, and isn't expensive if you get that Barbersol from Wal-mart. It's like .88 a can last time I bought it.
      > Regards and good luck, (let us know if it ever worked out.)
      > Brandy
      >
      > --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, "BrendaR" <bruthrobson@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Having a lot of difficulty using this. I don't have a wire wisk but I cannot imagine that's that important. I am using the correct amt. of water and a fork to stir it around. It just kind of clumps and doesn't suspend the paint. I turned to liquid starch but don't really have enough to provide for a whole class.
      > > Anyone have any suggestions?
      > >
      >
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