Contemporary Paper Marbling - Design and Technique

Author(s): Lucy McGrath

Craft

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. 

$39.99(AUD)

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781849945530
  • : Pavilion Books
  • : Batsford
  • : September 2019
  • : ---length:- '9.85'width:- '9.85'units:- Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 144
  • : Lucy McGrath
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 745.54