These marbled papers are made using techniques from the 18th & 19th Centuries that have been largely lost since the Industrial Revolution.
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.
T74 is the primary photo above, T76 is the second thumbnail below the primary photo.
Tiger Eye is one of the most diffiucult 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 the color. The turpentine causes the color to break up into cells. On this paper, I drew a stylus through the Stormont before adding the Tiger Eye.
Tiger Eye – Furnace Black
Stormont – Pure Indigo
Tiger Eye Pattern: Fichtenberg Technique modified by Garret Dixon 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.