The Art of the Marbler

Though it’s dated, I found this old documentary about creating marbled paper to be really fascinating (and really soothing to boot). It’s surprising that such simple tools (colors, liquid, and rakes) can produce such interesting designs and patterns.

It’s a bit of a long video, but I encourage you to stick with it. If you’re impatient, I would suggest jumping ahead to the 3:00 mark, or even the 6:00 mark.

Reminds me a lot of the Holton Rower’s paint-dripping artwork.

[via dwadwee]

Related:
Lovely Time-Lapse Video of Dripping Paint
Liz’s Books

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  1. Very cool! I love watching people make things.

    When I was putting together that leather-bound book for Lee Abbott, I found a place that sells marbled paper for book-binding and other purposes. They’re in Ann Arbor. Looking at samples of the papers they sell, I now know something about how they were made, thanks to the video you posted.

    http://www.hollanders.com/index.php/decorative-paper/marbled-papers.html

    Here’s the paper I chose, which is no longer available from Hollander’s. Maybe that’s how unique it is?

    http://storiesforlee.wordpress.com/category/lees-copy/#jp-carousel-76

    Juliet Reply


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