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Re: Marbleizing paper

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Fri, 26 Jun 1998 10:50:13 EDT

In a message dated 98-06-26 02:27:23 EDT, DESIGN18 writes:

<< Does anyone know substitute ingredients for the expensive ingredients you
to the water and paint when marbleizing? >>

Hi everyone,
I am interested in this too. I know the craft of marbling paper has very
specific ingredients--one of them being ox gall (I think??). Anyway, that has
always scared me away from marbling! It sounds slightly exotic and quite
expensive. Then, just recently, I heard of someone marbling paper with just
some water mixed with art paste (or wall paper paste). I think they got the
solution to the point of a thin clear jel state. That way it held the paint
on top of it but let it spread and be manipulated at the same time. If anyone
has any experience with this simpler form of marbling, please! I would like
to know your methods also! Otherwise I will be doing MANY hit and miss
experiments of my own--which could be a lot of fun IF I had the time!