Paper Marbling

I’ve always been fascinated with paper marbling.  I think of old books with the beautiful feathered inside cover pages,  journals and cards.

The studio artists here in Yadkinville get together every month or so to discuss “art issues” and upcoming workshops and plan our monthly creative  Art a la Carte.    It was the opportune time to volunteer to learn and  explore something new.  I did the online searches, looked at pintrest and  ordered books.  It was a  snowy day  when I broke out all the supplies and tried marbling on paper.  What a wonderful thing to do!  I love splattering the paints, swirling the colors and just  mixing things up!   I’ve made numerous cards for the fiber room store and think one day I’ll have to bring this to silk, but for the mean time I’m working with paper and would love for you to join me on Tuesday  April 19th.

Below you’ll find the class description and particulars and if you would like can link to our website and sign up for the class.   It will be a wonderful colorful time.


   Paper Marbling  with Leslie Fesperman –  this method of aqueous surface design, can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface.  For centuries, people have applied marbled materials to a variety of surfaces. Part of its appeal is that each print is unique. 

   In this introductory workshop we’ll discuss tools you can make at home, how to make a cornstarch size and use acrylic paint to make one of a kind papers.   Participants will receive 8 cards with envelopes and can pick sentiments to go on them.  It will be  fun swirling colors together!    Additional cards will be available for a nominal fee.  Wear clothes and shoes for painting and working in water or bring an apron.

  Art a la Carte   April 19th        




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