Step 1: Gather Supplies

Here are the supplies you will need to gather:

  1. Alum – For preparing your paper.
  2. Carrageenan – For making the jelly-like solution that the paints float on. As an alternative, you could use Methcel (Methocelulouse) …some books recommend that you use it instead of Carrageenan.
  3. Ox Gall Liquid – Used to improve the flow of your paints.
  4. A large, flat, shallow tray – Should be big enough to lay your paper down flat onto the surface.
  5. Straws, sticks, toothpicks, combs etc. – To swirl colors around with.
  6. Eye-droppers – To apply the paint. One for each color.
  7. Acrylic or Oil based Paints

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