Contemporary Paper Marbling


This richly illustrated, inspiring book introduces the art of ebru craft to its readers.

Ebru is a traditional Turkish art of paper decoration, where patterns created by spreading paints over oil-thickened water with paint brushes are transferred onto paper. This process is called "marbling". This beautiful art is currently experiencing a renaissance and contemporary artist Lucy McGrath, who is an expert in this field, shares her experience in this book.

With step-by-step instructions and stunning photographs, McGrath takes beginner artists on a creative journey. She shares her passion for this unique craft and illustrates the entire process: from preparation and essential materials and tools (including paint recipes), through planning, applying paints and creating patterns. You will also learn more complex techniques, such as how to marble 3D object. The book provides a lot of inspiration on using marbling in bookbinding, origami and collage art.

  • Title: Contemporary Paper Marbling: Design and Technique
  • Author: Lucy McGrath
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Batsford
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Year: 2019
  • Pages: 144
  • ISBN: 978-1849945530


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