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Re: Marbling paints

Dear Melony:

You could contact Colophon Book Arts Supply in Olympia who manufacture
water based colours especially for marbling.  There are a number of helpful
books around which you may like to obtain/borrow, also a video produced by
Mimi Schleicher in North Carolina.

Mimi can be contacted at P.O. Box 2195 Ashville Nc 28802, Ph 1-800 383 6238.

The two books mentioned are:  Marbling Paper & Fabric by Carol Taylor, with
Patty Schleicher, Mimi Schleicher and Laura Sims

Marbling, A Complete Guide to c,Ann Alaiating Beautiful Patterned Papers
and Fabrics by Diane Vogel Maurer with Paul Maurer.

There are a lot of other books around, but I feel these would provide a
useful starting point..

I am an experienced paper marbler, and would be more than happy to help you
with problems you may encounter.

 Please reply to me direct and not to the list.

Vi Wilson
23:13 30/10/97 -0400, you wrote:
>  I am trying to learn how to marble paper and not learning much, except that
>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 and
>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 a
>good book or souce for that too?
>Thanks,   Melony

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