All paints used are hand made in the studio and include a pure beeswax glazing medium, also hand made. When polished, the beeswax is forced into the paper itself making it anti-microbial, resistant to oils from handling,and resistant to moisture in the atmosphere. Papers made in the 1800s using this method are still pristine.
Red Tiger Eye
Tiger Eye is one of the most difficult patterns to make in marbling. The chemicals in the solution require proper balance of oil and acid to create the ‘iris’ radiation pattern. Red Tiger Eye is made using Cadmium Red with potash and is particularly tricky.
Tiger Eye is one of the most difficult patterns to make in marbling. The chemicals in the solution require proper balance of oil and acid to create the ‘iris’ radiation pattern.
Stormont pattern is made by adding gum turpentine to the color thrown before the Tiger Eye is thrown. The turpentine causes the color to break up into cells.
Red Tiger Eye – Cadmium Red
Tiger Eye – Pure Indigo, Furnace Black
Stormont Background – Bronze
Red Tiger Eye Pattern: Hauptmann Technique using potassium carbonate, alum and gall.
Tiger Eye Pattern: Fichtenberg Technique using potassium hydroxide and gall.
Stormont Dispersant: Gum turpentine
Paper: Hahnemühle NaturText 120gsm
Size: 19.25″ x 25.25″
This paper is excellent for all book arts as decorative covers or end papers. It can also be used in book restoration. Not limited to book arts, this paper is also excellent for origami, collage, lampshades, mixed media or even framing.