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Paper Marbling
Sunday, 7/28/2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
TechShop Pittsburgh

Paper marbling is an ancient method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone. The crazy marbled patterns are a result of water or oil-based paint floated on a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to the surface of the paper. Through several centuries, people have applied marbled materials to a variety of surfaces. It is often employed as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially book covers and endpapers in bookbinding and stationery. Part of its appeal is that each print is a unique monotype.

In this workshop, you'll use a little bit of chemistry and a healthy dose of experimentation to create stunningly beautiful works of art that you can use in a variety of applications. You won't want to stop marbling!

This workshop is open to members and non-members of TechShop Pittsburgh. Sign up here!