Contemporary Paper Marbling Design And Technique

Author: Lucy McGrath
Homepage_9781849945530

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  • : $45.00(NZD)
  • : 9781849945530
  • : Pavilion Books
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  • : October 2019
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  • : English
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Barcode 9781849945530
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Description

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.