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marbleized paper recipe

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Peggy Woolsey (woolspeg)
Fri, 26 Dec 1997 13:50:32 +0800

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Foto Flo is a product that works like ox gall but is not ox gall. Any photo
store sells it. All it is is Glorified detergent, but I have used it very
successfully when marblizing paper, and I havn't yet tried detergent
(dish). Any kind of red seaweed, boiled is supposed to work for a marble
size. I have used dulse as it grows near me. Anything that thickens the
water will work to some degree. Cornstarch, flour, methyl cellulose, wall
paper paste. I've even used that stuff they sell for making jelly bcause it
has carageenan in it (another red seaweed used in lots of foods.)

>Hi all,
>This is not meant as a criticism, just another perspective...The use of
>products like rabbit skin glue and ox gall might be offensive to some
>students (and teachers ;) ) who are sensitive to animal protection issues.
> The topic has come up before in our classes - we ended up doing a gyotako
>NOT project. This could be an interesting topic for an aesthetics
>discussion, even. Think of Damien Hirst (eek). Has anyone had any
>experiences with this issue in their classes? Please share.

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