Paper Marbling

 In Paper Crafts


Marbling originated in Japan in around the 12th century. Some believe it was found by accident by someone in the Japanese imperial household who submerged Sumi ink artwork in water, watched the inks float to the surface, then put a piece of paper on the floating ink, lifted it up and preserved the image.

Another kind of marbling, Ebru, Turkish for “cloud art,” originated in Turkey, Persia and India in the 15th century. The Turkish marbler’s used thickened water, which used to be similar to the marbling options of today. So, special combed and flowing designs were viable as they are today. Some of the most remarkable images have a complex combed background, then distinctive images of objects like flowers, leaves, etc.

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, marbling unfolds to Europe, but the alternate secrets and techniques had been kept that way with the aid of solely a handful of people. They named patterns after their countries: i.e., Old Dutch, French Curl, and Italian Hair Vein, which are nonetheless used today. Apprentice marblers were taught only one step of the marbling process, and some were truly forced to work at the back of wood partitions to hold the other employees hidden.

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Paper marbling is a technique of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns comparable to clean marble or other kinds of stone. The patterns are the end result of colour floated on either plain water or a viscous solution regarded as size, and then cautiously transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric.

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