Emblem 165

Information and materials

Each sheet of marbled paper is unique. Water based paints are dropped onto a size made from carragheen moss where they expand and float on the surface. With a stylus or comb they can be manipulated into patterns. A sheet of paper, which has been treated with an alum mordant, is then carefully laid over the pattern which immediately transfers. While each sheet of paper varies slightly, with care and skill a good match can be made. It is this variation which gives marbled paper its lively quality.