Paper Marbling Workshop
In a three hour workshop, learn the basics of traditional paper marbling. All materials are provided and each participant leaves with 5 sheets of marbled paper.
Marbling consists of floating paints on a surface of thickened liquid, manipulating them to create patterns, then lifting the patterns onto prepared paper. Traditional marbling was done with oils or gouache, but we use acrylic paints because they are easier to use. When marbling with acrylics, the paper must first be coated with mordant, a solution to make the paint adhere to it. The pigments are then applied to the surface of the thickened water . Using special tools, the colors are transformed into beautiful traditional and non-traditional “marbled” patterns.