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by myra_myra
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: A question about marbling in the UK in a hardwater area.
Replies: 2
Views: 2060

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

What things should I add to my size as I live in a very hard water area.

(please only suggest UK household products, as similar foreign brand's may contain different chemicals).

for example, could I add that water softener stuff you put in the dishwasher?
by myra_myra
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: Regarding allum.
Replies: 1
Views: 1664

Regarding allum.

when I prepare my allum I add a 4 tablespoons to 1 litre of warm water (according to the Jaqard instructions), and I stirr it well and them get to work soaking my sheets in the solution. anyway, I wondering if I've dissolved the allum correctly, cause the spilt allum solution leaves a white residiue...
by myra_myra
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: alternate size
Replies: 10
Views: 16009

Re: alternate size

I boiled some potateos the other day, and the starchy water I poured into a tray and used for marbling, seemed to work ok.
by myra_myra
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: methocellulose, carrageenan and ammonia.
Replies: 1
Views: 2342

methocellulose, carrageenan and ammonia.

Lots of online sources of information say its important to use a teaspoon of household ammonia (which has a high pH) when using methocellulose or carrageenan to help it dissolve properly in the solution, otherwise you find the solution is thick at the bottom and weak at the top. 1) is this really ne...
by myra_myra
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:57 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: 2917

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. Acrylic paints dry with a kind of plastic finish. Once they are dry, more acrylic will not stick. The second time around, do the alum thing and proceed. But the second marbling will stick only to the pap...
by myra_myra
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: Are the 'off-the-shelf' marbling inks any good or are they snake oil?
Replies: 1
Views: 1861

Are the 'off-the-shelf' marbling inks any good or are they snake oil?

for example, online there are the following big brands and a lot of other vague stuff, to me it looks like a generic mixture of acrylic ink, possibly with sufficant additive. I'm an artist so I've got loads of paint additives already and I dont want to waste money on snake oil. for example... https:...
by myra_myra
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:57 am
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: 2917

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

for example, if I alum my paper, marble it, let it dry and then 1 day later etc I want to add another layer on top, does it need more alum or is it already alumed?
by myra_myra
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: Which type of carrageenan?
Replies: 6
Views: 5299

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 diffic...

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