Alum (Aluminum Sulfate)
Marblers use alum as a mordant to hold their
inks to the paper. Safety Note: Protect the skin using rubber gloves
or an adequate barrier cream. Can cause skin irritation or dermatitis.
1 lb $5.00
5+ lbs (Bulk) $17.50
25 lbs (Bulk) $80.00
(Size-Irish Moss) This is a food product that is the dried extract
from Irish moss, not the moss plant itself. It is mixed in a blender
and requires no boiling or straining. One pound will make approximately
27 gallons of size. In powdered form, the shelf life is about four
(4) years if kept tightly sealed.
1/2 lb $35.00
1 lb $70.00
5 lbs (Bulk) $280.00
Colophon Marbling Colors
Stone ground in water these pigments are concentrated in 4 oz jars
with instructions for mixing with oxgall. Colors denoted with an
asterisk (*) are transparent and should be used as tints. Shelf
life is indefinite, but varies by pigment, unless allowed to dry
Colophon Water Based Marbling Colors
Each color sold in 4 oz bottle
BASIC SET $58.00
GROUP 1 $6.50 ea
Russet, Titanium White
Van Dyke Brown
GROUP 2 $9.50 ea
Note: Prussian Blue is sensitive to cold weather and is shipped weather permitting It may not work satisfactorily in areas where the water is "hard". Use spring water or soft water instead.
GROUP 3 $10.50 ea
Chrome Green Light
GROUP 4 $12.00 jar
GROUP 5 $18.00 jar
Note: Indigo Blue is affected by excessive calcium in the water.
Color Wheels Valuable to anyone interested in color relationships. One side relates traditional color theory while the other shows a method of obtaining a desired shade by mixing colors.
5.125" diameter $4.25
9.25" diameter $6.50
Watercolor Wheel 9.25" diameter $8.60
Kodak Photo-Flo 200
Used as a color spreader in acrylic marbling.
2 oz bottle with eyedropper lid $4.50
16 oz bottle $13.50
Bovine gall, collected, prepared and aged at least 9 months. Preserved
in alcohol. Instructions included. Shelf life is indefinite. It
actually improves with age. Keep tightly capped.
2 oz bottle $5.00
Pint bottle $28.50
Protective Barrier Cream
Paper marblers are exposed to the harmful metals in the colors.
This highly recommended cream contains lanolin and provides adequate
protection against absorbing these chemicals through the skin. OSHA
Barrier Cream $5.00
Spirits of Soap
Used to produce both finely veined and Italian marbles. May be applied
either with an atomizer or with a whisk. Safety note: Avoid inhaling
the vapors when applying material with an atomizer.
2 oz bottle $6.00
Pint bottle $28.50
Soap - Master's
I have been using Master's Hand Soap for over 18 years to remove
paint from my hands
1.5 oz bar $2.50
4.5 oz bar $4.50
Workshops in Western Marbling
These classes are conducted in the studio of Nancy Morains in Lacey,
Washington. They are small classes limited to no more than 2 students.
It lasts a full day and covers preparation of alum, size, paper,
inks and brushes. We spend most of the time in the tank and cover
many patterns, problems and the history of marbling.
You can call or write to inquire about classes. A class will be
arranged to fit your schedule.