What is Marbling?

Miki Lovett | Nantucket, MA

Marbling consists of floating paints on a surface of thickened liquid, manipulating them to create patterns, then lifting the patterns onto prepared paper. Traditionally this craft was done with oils or gouache. Acrylic paints are easier to use, and are chosen by many professional marblers today. Water-based, safe, and quick- drying, they are capable of […]

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Enlightened by a Lampshade

Hand Marbled Paper for Lampshades by Miki Lovett

I don’t like doing commissions. I never have.  I am resistant and do not enjoy them at all. But why? A few months ago, I completed a commission for six sheets of matching hand marbled paper to be made into lampshades for the bedroom of my client’s son. This poor woman had been after me […]

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