that dipped marble we used to do....

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Rick Sacks
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that dipped marble we used to do....

Post by Rick Sacks » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:33 pm

I got a note from a friend yesterday reminding me of years back at letterhead gatherings at our shop where we had a tray of water and floated lettering enamel on it and could swirl the colors on the top of the water and roll objects onto it getting a very interesting marble effect. Kids were painting their shoes. Computer cases, and backgrounds on aluminum panels.

So, Frank wanted to do this recently and said the colors wouldn't float anymore. He said it just creates dots and/or sinks to the bottom.
He tried thinning, Chromoflo, detergent, hot water and more. Nothing worked. Do you have any ideas or is it just the crappy paint we have now?

My thought was there might not be enough oil in the color anymore? What do you think?
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Lee Littlewood
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Re: that dipped marble we used to do....

Post by Lee Littlewood » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:17 pm

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Re: that dipped marble we used to do....

Post by Mike Jackson » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:21 pm

Atkinson's book mentions using Gum Tragacanth, which is the solution we used at a few of the early Letterheads meetings.
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