The Art of Marbling - There are many different ways to achieve a "marbled" effect on paper or fabric. I marble with acrylic paint on a bath of water that is made thick by the addition of carrageenan (the powder form of a type of seaweed). Each of the paint colors is dropped onto the bath spreading out in a circle like oil in water. After I add the paint I use a marbling comb or stylus to create a pattern. There are countless possibilities for color and design.
All of my marbled papers are one-of-a-kind but if you see something that you’d like me to try and re-create I’d be happy to.
For in stock options visit my Etsy store (EchoArtBindery).
Uses: frame and display as artwork, end-sheets for bookbinders, stationery, various craft projects
I love making these contemporary style marbled papers. When I’m doing them I think of street graffiti, Jackson Pollack, and other free flowing art. Often times I’ll over-marble patterns one or more times to add depth, and detail.
My Suminagashi papers are usually done on colorplan paper because it loves to soak up the color! Colorplan has a wonderful texture and is a heavier weight making these papers ideal for the cover of journals, bookmarks, gift tags or other craft projects.
For in-stock sheets visit my Etsy store at (EchoArtBindery).
All of our marbled papers are handmade by Deborah V. Thompson. She uses acrylic paint, premium art papers and the knowledge of traditional marbling methods to create contemporary designs.