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Paper marbling has taxed and absorbed me for many years, giving me great pleasure in its creation. I work with traditional Western and Oriental materials and techniques and am amazed at the ways in which ‘the truths which are seen beneath its dark veil’ are further developed by designer bookbinders. 

Cream paper is marbled with acrylics using the traditional ‘Stormont’ technique when turpentine is added to the last colour thrown onto the bath to create a speckled effect which pushes the previous colours into veins. 

Stone coloured paper is marbled with casein black, yellow and brown, feathered, then rippled when laying down the paper creating a three-dimensional appearance.