Marbled Paper – Historic Shell Pattern – S70

Miki Lovett | Historic Reproduction Marbled Paper | Nantucket, MA
Click on image to see enlargement.

This marbled paper is 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.

Shell
Shell pattern is made by adding walnut oil to the last colors thrown. As the color is layered, the latter colors produce a lovely halo at the edges with darker centers reminiscent of abalone shells.

Shell – Pure Indigo mixed with Yellow Oxide
Background – Pure Indigo, Iridescent Bronze
Dispersant: Walnut Oil
Paper: Hahnemühle NaturText 120gsm
Size: 19.25″ x 25.25″
Grain:Long

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.

Purchase on Etsy| Return to Portfolio