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Jacquard Methocel


Jacquard Methocel

Alum is used to pretreat fabric or paper before marbling to ensure that designs transfer clearly. It is also used as a mordant with some natural dyes.


  • Use 2.5-3 tablespoons/37-44 g Methocel per 1 gal/3.79 L warm tap water.
  • Slowly add the powder to the water while mixing or blending until fully dissolved. Blend a second time after the solution has stood 1 hour, if not fully dissolved.
  • Allow to rest 30 minutes or until all bubbles have risen before using.
  • Fill marbling tray 1.5"/3.81 cm deep and skim off any remaining bubbles.
  • Methocel solutions keep a long time.
  • Refrigeration is recommended for prolonged storage. Use at room temperature for consistent results.

CAUTION: Keep dyes, paints and chemicals away from children. Avoid unnecessary contact. Do not ingest.

VIDEO below - Methocel vs Carrageenan