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by SouthHillKaren
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: How far in advance do you alum your papers?
Replies: 1
Views: 5546

Re: How far in advance do you alum your papers?

I apply alum, dry, and iron the paper. Have used these papers up to a couple of months later. However, I have noticed that papers which have alum applied several weeks previously tend to get brittle. I assume the paper is breaking down. Alum will degrade cellulose over time. This is very noticeable ...
by SouthHillKaren
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:32 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: 9860

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 SouthHillKaren
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: buffered paper
Replies: 1
Views: 5343

buffered paper

I have read that buffering on paper interferes with color attachment to the paper. Does anyone have thought on this?
by SouthHillKaren
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Acrylic Marbling
Topic: Paper
Replies: 2
Views: 8111

Re: Paper

Sulfite papers (all wood pulp) are too tender to stand up to all the wet-and-dry, unless they are more than 90 to 100# in weight. Paper which is good for printmaking is usually pretty good for marbling. These papers are usually all cotton, tend to have one 'toothy' side and be somewhat absorbent. Th...