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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Paper marbling in the backyard

I'm teaching a marbled paper workshop on Saturday at UCLA and figured I'd better practice. I haven't done it in awhile.

Here's the set up. It's far too messy to do it in my pristine studio. There's carrageenan in that tray, the size that you float the color on.

Here's the paint floating on the surface of the carrageenan size. This is the stone pattern. You just splatter paint all over the place.

Here's a closeup of the stone pattern on the paper after it's been pulled.


  1. i LURVE paper marbling - but you're right - it can be a very messy affair! it also can be tricky getting carrageenan here in oz (we have to order it from the states..... bummer) so I don't get to marbling as often as I'd like...

  2. i can't wait for the summer workshop!

  3. I had so much fun today. Thank you so much!!! Please put me on your mailing list for any book making/art activities.