I am gonna go and guess that you had a busy week. Let’s relax a little this weekend and fascinate ourselves with an art form that even though it employs regular painting material, but still is easy enough for a novice to practise, fun enough for even a kid to indulge in, creativity spurring with countless possibilities and has tons of useful applications.
Welcome to Paper Marbling.
Well, where shall we start? Like for anything, look to Wikipedia. It says: “Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone. The patterns are the result of colour floated on either plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric. Through several centuries, people have applied marbled materials to a variety of surfaces. It is often employed as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially book covers and endpapers in bookbinding and stationery. Part of its appeal is that each print is a unique monotype.”
Hmm, that’s an explanation as good as any. But, isn’t it too full of jargon!! At least sounds so to me. No worries. I shall explain it step by step.