Photo credit: This image of marbled paper is from Marble Art.
Paper Marbling is a form of surface decoration with a rich history. The technique has been developed over several centuries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. A marbled image is created by first floating color on water or a similar substance. After the color is manipulated with simple tools, paper or fabric is pressed onto the surface to capture a monotype print of the pattern. It’s called marbling because it can produce patterns similar to marble or other types of stone, and is often used in calligraphy, bookbinding, and as stationary.
Visit our Art Studio on Saturdays in April from 12-4pm to create your own sheet of marbled paper using our simplified version of traditional paper marbling techniques. The workshop is free with museum admission and is for ages 5 and up (children under 12 must be accompanied by and adult).