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by Marblemad
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: Paint residue
Replies: 2
Views: 6191

Re: Paint residue

Hi
Many thanks for your reply
I have used alum but will try sanding it first and use alum after that
Fingers crossed
Cheryl
by Marblemad
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: Paint residue
Replies: 2
Views: 6191

Paint residue

Hi Can anyone help please? I am using acrylic paints which are suitable for leather and having problems with the stronger colours such as black,red and blue I use carrageenan lambda as my floater solution and when I take out my leather from the marbling tray those stronger colours cling to the carra...
by Marblemad
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: Which type of carrageenan?
Replies: 6
Views: 14819

Re: Which type of carrageenan?

Hi Sorry I can't help with the paper questions but I do know that the only successful carrageenan is lambda Only drawback is that it only usually lasts about 5-6 days before the smell starts to get overpowering At that point the paint does break down like it's been shattered I found it quite difficu...
by Marblemad
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: Grainy paints / What do you use?
Replies: 7
Views: 12562

Re: Grainy paints / What do you use?

Hi I use jacquard marbling paints I also use the createx airbrush paints which can be diluted with jacquard gall or distilled water None of those are grainy but I always struggle with black as it seems to cling to carrageenan so when I lift my leather from the tray it gets covered in the black sludg...
by Marblemad
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: Purpose of borax?
Replies: 1
Views: 5279

Re: Purpose of borax?

Hi
I read in an old book that it was used to prolong the life of carrageenan when they used the actual moss but there may be other reasons
by Marblemad
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Members' Introductions
Topic: Hello from England
Replies: 3
Views: 7728

Hello from England

Hi My name is Cheryl and I am self taught through much trial and error along the way I actually only marble leather so I probably have some problems that other marblers don't have although I guess we all share some common ones I started making leather bags and marbling them seemed a natural way to g...