custom bookbinding and unique papers

Marbling is a hydroprint process that has existed for more than a thousand years.  Pigment is floated on thickened water and maniputated into patterns.  Paper (treated with a mordant to make it "sticky" for the paint) is laid down and then picks up the print.  So each marbled piece is unique, although color palettes and basic patterns styles can be repeated. The four pictures below demonstrate the potential for transformation.

marbling process 1marbling process 2

marbling process 3 marbling process 4

Here are a few of my favorites as I update the website.  I do not intend to attempt to keep pictures of all marbling sheets or styles, simply to demonstrate enough of my range to picque your interest.  If you are interested in a piece of marbling - whether to hang on a wall or to incorporate into a book - please contact me.  I will be glad to discuss color palette and styles with you.  I can then send photoes of several created sheets for you to choose among.

cathedral windows smItalian sisters sm

flame smpeacock sm

overmarble bullseye2 smovermarble bullseye3 sm