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Re: Marbling paints

I have had good success with "Liquitex concentrated artist color medium
viscosity acrylic" - I think I got them through Dan Smith.  A good basic
book that covers both marbling and paper making is "The Art and Craft of
Paper" by Faith Shannon.  It touches on book making too.
One thing I would recommend that I have never seen mentioned in any of the
paper making books I have is to use some caution when experimenting with
fibers.  Many plants and barks are toxic, and I don't even want to know what
may be in the recycleable paper I break back down into pulp.  You can absorb
enough of your vat solution through you skin during a couple hours of paper
making to equal drinking several ounces of the solution.  Always wear gloves
to protect yourself while you work.  Have fun!!
-----Original Message-----
From: Melony Kendell <dskendel@xxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Friday, October 31, 1997 6:50 AM
Subject: Marbling paints

>  I am trying to learn how to marble paper and not learning much, except
>oil paints aren't giving me much success. Can anyone recommend a good
>paint and a maybe a "How to..." book or source? I have also tried gouche
>acrylic they run right off of the paper even though I have sponged alum on
>  I also am trying to make my own paper and would like some information on
>suitable plants  and fibres and how to boil them etc. Can anyone recommend
>good book or souce for that too?
>Thanks,   Melony

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