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Marbling: A Complete Guide to Creating Beautiful Patterned Papers and Fabrics Paperback – September, 1994

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Friedman/Fairfax Pub (September 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567991130
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567991130
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 10 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,388,468 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on May 18, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Marbling--once called "cloud painting" is enjoying a renaissance, both as a craft and as a decorating concept. This ancient art of floating colors on liquid, patterning thema nd picking upt he image on paper or fabric can now be easily done at home. This beautiful, all-inclusive guide to marbling includes: step-by-step instructions for suminagashi, oil-color marbling, and watercolor marbling; detailed directions for creating twenty classic marbling patterns, including Nonpareil, Cascade, French Curl and Scallop; more than sixty full color examples of marbled papers and fabrics.
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The Maurers are marbling artists, she in watercolor and acrylics, he in oils.

Diane Maurer uses linear left brain thinking to clearly explain the process underlying the right brain creative endeavor of marbling. Numerous color images accompanied by step-by-step drawn illustrations (repeated for each pattern) make learning marbling technique while experimenting with one's own inventions uncomplicated.

Directions for making equipment, marbling tray, drain board, wood rakes, bouquet combs, are based on easily obtained household items (T pins, foam, glue). This world class artistic team collaborates with other artists who work on fabric.

One chapter is devoted to projects to make from marbled papers, with introductory techniques on bookbinding. Also see Cover To Cover: Creative Techniques For Making Beautiful Books, Journals & Albums, The Complete Decorated Journal: A Compendium of Journaling Techniques, Live & Learn: Real Life Journals: Designing & Using Handmade Books (AARP), Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artists,
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I have been reading several books on this subject and this book offered that bit extra that I had not read in others. It was not a commercial written in a form of a book (Pushing brand products or suppliers.Even though they may give you a heads up on what works and doesn't. Plus there are references given in the back ) It reviews many different mediums and sizes that can be used n the art of Marbling, which sparked a bit of curiosity on my part. I would recommend this book to any one interested in Marbling paper, fabric or just any medium they wish to marble.
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Brilliant book! I purchased it for my daughter recently, after finding a marbling kit I'd purchased some years ago when she was about 6. We moved recently and the inks were uncovered after being stored following our first few 'failed' attempts. It was thanks to someone reviewing some marbling inks, who mentioned that you should use a mordant as well as other stuff such as the author of a similar book that I decided to go ahead with this purchase. It's going to be a stocking filler for one of the presents I'll be getting my daughter for Christmas.

So, searching Amazon and E Bay I came across this book which is packed with amazing images (full color) and techniques, as well as the tools of the trade and how to make them. We just happened to have a joiner working on our new flooring and some of the materials he was using (6mm ply) was ideal for making the combs and other tools. I purchased a large square container to take up to A2 sized paper, the chemicals required to do a proper job a new box of 10 inks and paper as my daughter wants to make book backers, covers for boxes etc. I'm going to research how to make our own inks as it should work out cheaper. :)

I highly recommend this amazing book. If you are at all arty or love marbling patterns, this book will unlock a whole new perspective on the art.
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