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by enidadams
Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Fabric Marbling
Topic: fabric marbling
Replies: 1
Views: 5411

fabric marbling

(Anagram48 posted questions about fabric marbling in introductions. I'm answering here so more seekers may find answers) The "fixative" for all marbling on both paper and fabric that keeps the pattern from slipping off the surface is the alum mordant. Use 4 TB per gallon to soak prewashed fabrics fo...
by enidadams
Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Members' Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 4092

Re: Introduction & fabric marbling

Anagram, I am replying under fabric marbling since that is the conversation you wanted to start.
by enidadams
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: alternate size
Replies: 10
Views: 16427

Peggy Skycraft info

Hi Jake, any luck finding the notes from Peggy Skycraft's presentation? I tried to find a way to contact her through Google but had no luck. Will be talking to Marie Palowoda later today, so maybe she can help with contact info for Ingrid & Peggy. Meanwhile, hope you had a good Thanksgiving, however...
by enidadams
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: alternate size
Replies: 10
Views: 16427

Re: alternate size guar gum

Thank you Jake, I almost remember that from IMG. I'm not sure how to reach her any more, unless I can get her contact info from you or Marie. Would love the formula. Guar gum is very smooth and durable, so might be great for producing wonderfully detailed, fine patterns. Enid enid@enidadams.com
by enidadams
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: alternate size
Replies: 10
Views: 16427

Re: alternate size

Exploring the website of Pro Chemical & Dye, I found the MSDS for their product sold as Marbo Gum is the seaweed sodium alginate, and the recipe is 2 TB per gallon. I will try it and report back.
by enidadams
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: dispersing agent
Replies: 4
Views: 8742

dispersing agent

I used Kodak photo flo for years with success, to create "gall water" for acrylic marbling, and to add to any colors that needed help floating. I used it successfully with both Boku Undo colors, tube acrylics and fabric pigments. Somewhere along the way, my gall water stopped working, breaking up wi...
by enidadams
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: alternate size
Replies: 10
Views: 16427

alternate size

Has anyone had success with watercolor or acrylic marbling on any of these thickeners as an alternative size to carrageenan or methyl cellulose ? -psyllium seed (main ingredient in Metamucil) -sodium alginate F (another kind of seaweed, high viscosity low solids type for fine print definition) -guar...