ONLINE CATALOG 3/31/2014

IRIS NEVINS
HAND MARBLED PAPERS
P.O.Box 429 Johnsonburg NJ 07846
908-813-8617
e-mail:irisnevins@verizon.net

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MARBLING SUPPLIES

Price List effective 3/31/2014

WATER BASED MARBLING COLORS FOR PAPER

Lamp Black Ultramarine Blue Navy Blue (sim.to Indigo) Teal Orange Red Ochre Rose Madder (Hot Pink) Purple Yellow Ochre (mustard) Brown Spring Green Forest Green


Unfortunately the substitute for Cadmium Red, the Crimson, has become unavailable. The supplier is out suddenly of business, and we have not been able to find a replacement yet. Sadly due to insurance issues and cadmiums being a heavy metal based pigment, we are no longer carrying Cadmiums. Even though it has been sufficiently proven that they are safe in art materials such as paints, and only breathing the pigment powders can be a problem, which is my own personal risk here if any, we are making this concession to political correctness. Do not fear any leftover cadmium paints you have. They are not dangerous, though our insurance company fears someone will think they are and are worried someone may protest or worse. They are, by the way fully legal, and considered safe enough to sell in art stores as gouaches, oil and watercolors. Our line of papers will still have good red color in them, as I feel the cadmiums are safe to work with and I shall continue to do so. So we will have red in the marbled papers available as sheets for sale.

8 oz.-$8.00Pints-$15.00 Quarts-$28.00

FABRIC & PAPER MARBLING ACRYLICS

Discontinued, Please try Golden Acrylics or Some colors of the Ceram-Coat line available at Walmart work well. Folk Art Brand too is good. Find a good red, yellow and blue to mix other colors from and a good black and white. There will be less troubleshooting if yo narrow the range down a bit on materials.

CARRAGEENAN

Carrageenan is a seaweed extract and is used to make the size bath. This is the instant, "no-cook" variety and can be easily made in a blender. Carrageenan gives a size bath superior to any other in marbling, and was developed for use by the "father" of modern marbling, Josef Halfer at the turn of the century.
Gives the finest lines possible foreither water-based or acrylic marbling. Due to recent large price rise in carrageenan we are having to raise the price, but will now also offer half pound packs for your convenience in case you don't need a whole pound.

$21.00 per 1/2 lb. $42.00 for 1 lb. Shipping per Pound $9.50 in US

ALUM

Alum is a white crystaline powder, which is dissolved in hot water and sponged onto paper before marbling. Fabrics also need to be dipped into an alum solution prior to marbling. Alum is a "mordant", an agent which binds the colors to the item being marbled.

$8.50 per pound. Shipping $9.50 in US...sorry, alum is still cheap, shipping rates are not!

OX-GALL

Ox-gall is the fluid found in the gall bladder of a bovine animal such as an ox or cow. It is used to
disperse the water-based marbling colors, and enables them to float and remain separate from one another on the surface of the size. A little goes a long way.

2oz. bottle $12.00

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

TROUGHS - Made of durable, lightweight plastic with a waste area. Small & Large size. Check for
current pricing and availability.

RAKES & COMBS - Light weight wood and rust-proof pins. Fits above troughs.

3" spaced rake - $45.00
Non-pareil comb 3/16" spacing - $85.00
Bouquet Frame - $45.00

plus shipping to be determined

MARBLING KITS

WATER BASE PAPER MARBLING KIT - A beginners' kit for new marbling students. Kit includes:

1/2 lb.alum,1/2 lb. carrageenan, 1 0z. ox-gall, four 8oz. jars of colors and an instruction sheet for
preparing ingredients. $52.00 + $9.50S/H

PAPERS FOR MARBLING

The Sulphite Paper from Blick has had a formula change, and now has too much calcium carbonate buffering to work for marbling. No longer recommended!! Try Unbuffered Bond from TALAS, www.talasonline.com OR.... this is interesting, high quality bubble jet paper from Staples, Offic Max etc. will work without alum! If you marble the coated side, and comes in packs of 500 up to 17 X 13 ! It may have to be ordered online for the larger size paper. Isn't this great! Different brands may vary so try the cheap 8 1/2 X 11 packs firts. Great for marbling with kids!

HANDHELD AGATE BURNISHERS

These burnishers fit in the palm of your hand and have an indentation for your thumb! Just glide a bar of paraffin or some beeswax lightly over your papers, just enough to allow the burnisher to glide....not so much that you coat the paper, and rub away to bring up a SHINE! $18.50 plus $5.75 shipping.

INSTRUCTION BOOKS BY I. NEVINS

TRADITIONAL MARBLING - $12.50 & $7.50 S/H paperbound

FABRIC MARBLING - $12.50 & $7.50S/H paperbound

105 HELPFUL MARBLING HINTS-$12.50 & $7.50S/H paperbound

VARIETIES OF SPANISH MARBLING.....12 Original marbled specimens
hardbound.....$65.00 + $10.00 S/H & Insurance
Supplies Limited - only 325 copies printed.

SHIPPING & TERMS

For postage & handling for marbling supplies see list below. Include payment with each order. Checks should be made out to Iris Nevins.Orders will be shipped FedEx Ground unless you specify otherwise.
Please Include a street address and phone number in case we have any questions about your order. Custom Orders require a 50% deposit before starting the order, and full payment prior to shipping. Deposit is unrefundable once the work has started.

New Jersey residents must add 7% sales tax, or supply a resale number.

Shipping Fees - For orders not specified
Please email for shipping amounts.

Please send all orders & inquiries to :
Iris Nevins
P.O. Box 429
Johnsonburg, NJ 07846
908-813-8617
e-mail:irisnevins@verizon.net

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ORDERING INFORMATION - MARBLED PAPERS

THE PATTERNS - Basic patterns can be seen in the above samplings. Many variations are possible though. If you have any other ideas or need an early paper duplicated feel free to inquire.

CONSISTENCY - All the sheets are individually hand-marbled, so there are slight differences from sheet to sheet of the same design. This is actually a sign of their authenticity. It is, however, possible to match large amounts of paper very closely for edition runs.

COLORS - The colors are ground in the studio. They are formulated to give most traditional look possible. It is best to order papers that need to match closely at the same time, as there may be minor "dye-lot" differences from batch to batch.

PAPER - We have had lots of trouble with papers as more and more of them are getting over-buffered with Calcium carbonate to deacidify them. This substance neutralizes the alum and color runs off the sheets. Out long used paper now, Natur text by Hahnemuelle has unfortunately gone in the same direction and no matter what I try the new lots of papers are repelling the paints. The only paper that I can find that works consistently at 80lb. weight, is TALAS Unbuffered Bond. It is only very slightly heavier, barely noticeable. It is a19 X 25 paper. The paper is long grain ( I can get a limited supply of short grain if needed) and holds the color very well. It is also"Acid Free" though the marbling process adds a little acid. We do trust this paper will last a very long time even after marbling. Paper can be easily deacidified by bookbinders and conservators if desired with Wei To spray or running through a milk of magnesia bath. The paper if you wish to buy it for marbling is available at www.talasonline.com. Ask for unbuffered bond.

CUSTOM ORDERS - The sheets are made in sets of four, so there is a minimum of four of any custom paper, or in multiples of four (4,8,12,etc.). Allow 2-3 weeks for custom orders, with very large orders possibly taking a bit longer. Custom orders are not exchangeable. Orders may be placed in any quantity. If you wish for sample sheets they will be priced per sheet, S/H charges apply.

STOCK ORDERS - We maintain a large backup stock, always ready for immediate shipment. It is not possible to stock all designs in all color themes, but generally there is something close to what you need on the shelf. There is no minimum for stock orders, and they are exchangeable at any time for any reason as long as they are returned in resaleable condition and the appropriate shipping amount is enclosed for your return order.

TERMS - Please enclose payment with order, or you may use a credit card via Paypal.

CLASSES - Private lessons are available at your convenience in the marbling studio. Call or write for more information.

PRICING INFORMATION

SHEET AMOUNT PRICE PLUS SHIPPING
1-24 $9.50 each shipping $11.00
25-49 9.25 each shipping $13.00
50-99 9.00 each shipping $16.00
100-199 8.75 each shipping $19.00

Orders over $100 will be shipped insured.

*We will be happy to marble custom papers in much larger quantity, but the lowest custom price is $8.75 per sheet

SPECIALTY PATTERNS-Moire, Ghost, NJ Ripple, Rainbow Spanish.....13.50 each & S/H

OVERSEAS ORDERS-Payment must be in US Dollars, drawn on a US bank. Credit card in US funs acceptable using Paypal. Can ship only air now, surface is discontinued by the USPO. Inquire for shipping charges.

ALASKA & HAWAII-Orders will be sent FedEx 2nd Day Air. Inquire for charges.

OTHER ITEMS

MARBLED SILK SCARVES-9" X 54". Specify color choice and alternate. Hand washable, exchangeable if color selection is disliked......$35.00 & $6.75 S/H

REPRODUCTION RIGHTS & USAGE
All sheets produced are under copyright protection, however, we will be happy to license any paper for reproduction to enhance your product.

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