Contemporary Paper Marbling : Design and Technique Hardback
by LUCY MCGRATH
An illustrated introduction to an increasingly popular art form. The art of paper marbling is having a revival. Contemporary paper artist and author Lucy McGrath specializes in paper marbling and shares her skill and passion for this beautiful craft.
Her book is a wonderful introduction to the craft for beginners which takes readers on a journey through simple to advanced techniques - with step-by-step instructions and photography - plus a range of some of the most beautiful paper marbling today. The book covers: An introduction and brief history; Preparation and equipment (with recipes for the thickened water that the paint floats on plus the paints themselves); Planning your design (mood boards, colour palettes, testing paint behaviour and paper); Pattern tutorials (ways of applying paint); Swirl and git gel (Turkish traditional pattern); Nonpareil (fine tooth comb use); Spanish Wave; Ebru (flowers on the surface of the water); Advanced Techniques (including figurative images); and finally marbling onto three-dimensional items such as baubles and pots.
There is also a selection of projects that uses marbled paper, including bookbinding, origami and collage. Richly illustrated with some of the most beautiful paper marbling today, this book will introduce a wonderful craft to a new generation.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 144 pages, 150
- Publisher: Pavilion Books
- Publication Date: 03/10/2019
- Category: Book & paper crafts
- ISBN: 9781849945530