This aqueous method of paper marbling produces patterned designs on surfaces to create designs you only see on marbles or stones. The color floats on plain water resulting in the patterns you see. It is then carefully transferred onto an absorbent surface like paper.
The craft has been around for several centuries and people continue to apply marble-looking materials to a variety of surfaces, especially book covers. Marbled papers come in many styles with various methods used to obtain the artistic affect. In this YouTube video, Bedfordshire Archives takes us along as they create entrancing designs.
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