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Re: Marbling problems and ideas

Constance Vidor wrote:
> Dear Marblers,
> During my latest marbling session I found that my colors became paler and
> fuzzier at one end of the tray--whichever side of the tray the combs ending
> up, that was the side that got paler and fuzzier.
> To restate this another way:  my getgels came out fine; but when I passed a
> comb through the getgel, then the colors became weaker at one end of the
> tray.  Any suggestions?  The bath was NOT muddy.
> One other question--does anyone have any suggestions on the proper ratio of
> alum to just TWO cups of water?  All my books give directions for multi
> liters of water.
> Thanks so much.
> Oh, here's something to share--I've been trying out a nice thin, CHEAP
> Japanese paper (7.50 for a packet of several hundred sheets)--the paints
> adhere beautifully without any alum.  Just a suggestion for anyone who might
> like to try a different kind of paper and skip the alum step.  It's a little
> tricky to lift off the bath without tearing, but I just leave one edge
> un-marbled and use that as my gripping end.  After drying it irons out very
> nicely without having to be pressed under weights.  I'de like very much to
> hear from other people who are experimenting with different types of paper.
> Best wishes,
> Constance Vidor
> Chvidor@xxxxxxx

Always looking for new paper to work with... what is the name of this
particular japan paper?  Don't kmow if I've tried it yet in my work, but
if not, I'd certainly like to. Thanks.

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