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by Milena
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: A question about marbling in the UK in a hardwater area.
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Re: A question about marbling in the UK in a hardwater area.

Try making your size with distilled water which can be purchased locally. Hard water can give you problems and adding anything more to your size to soften water might make it worse, not better. I used steam distilled water for many years, purchased in containers at grocery stores, and size lasted fo...
by Milena
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: If I am adding several layers on top of my marbling, do I need to re-apply allum?
Replies: 5
Views: 1814

Re: If I am adding several layers on top of my marbling, do I need to re-apply allum?

Yes, alum needs to be carefully re-applied after previous layer has been rinsed and dried well.
by Milena
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Watercolour Marbling
Topic: Cleaning the size
Replies: 1
Views: 1557

Re: Cleaning the size

Do you use a wooden skimmer board prior to the newspaper skim? It sounds as though your pigments are not floating properly and quickly dropping beneath the surface. Thus, polluting the size. I suggest taking a class with a professional marbler to learn correct procedures or find a good book which ex...
by Milena
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: Golden Acrylic Paint additives
Replies: 1
Views: 1206

Re: Golden Acrylic Paint additives

Contact Golden directly. They're wonderful about helping artists who use their products. Also, many acrylics used for marbling seem to have a "pecking order" as to which color to use first. If colors begin to break apart in your (clean, skimmed) tray, try a different order next time. Best ...
by Milena
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Watercolour Marbling
Topic: Paint washing off
Replies: 1
Views: 1483

Re: Paint washing off

Try using only distilled water to mix your alum solution. Steam distilled is best if you can find it.
Also, if you're using buffered paper, it might not be the alum that is causing paints to wash off.
See "buffered paper" response.
by Milena
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: buffered paper
Replies: 1
Views: 1074

Re: buffered paper

Go to this TALAS link for your answer:
https://upstairs.talasonline.com/marbli ... -question/
by Milena
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: Paint residue
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

Re: Paint residue

Hi Cheryl There might be a problem with your leather being unable to absorb those finicky colors. Leather has tanins and oils that act as a resist and you didn't state if you're applying a mordant to the leather first. If so, perhaps you need to give the leather a light sanding to hold the mordant, ...
by Milena
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: marbled paper used as a substrate for stickers
Replies: 4
Views: 2816

Re: marbled paper used as a substrate for stickers

Thanks for the clarification. You might want to check out "marbled jewelry" on a search engine. Etsy has many offerings including paper adhered to metal cuffs which are quite nice. As for a decent paper to experiment with: try Japanese papers which can be purchased online through Hiromi in...
by Milena
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: marbled paper used as a substrate for stickers
Replies: 4
Views: 2816

Re: marbled paper used as a substrate for stickers

Confusing: stickers, water slides, jewelry pendants? Please be more precise as to what you want to focus on.
One piece of advice: thoroughly learn the technique before jumping blindly into the unknown.
by Milena
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: Making tools (Combs, rakes, etc)
Replies: 3
Views: 4483

Re: Making tools (Combs, rakes, etc)

None of the pins or hooks rusted in many years of use. They had a smooth finish like a common safety pin and I always cleaned each tool after daily use so that might have helped quite a bit in preventing possible rusting. Hooks inserted into perforated wallboard over a worktable held each tool in pl...

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