Making Marbled Paper

Paint Techniques & Patterns for Classic & Modern Marbleizing on Paper & Silk

Making Marbled Paper

By:  Fletcher, Heather RJ

Product ID:  00435
$19.99 Paperback (Trade paperback (US))
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Fox Chapel Publishing


8.0 X 10.0 in
160 pg

CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Papercrafts


Discover and fall in love with the ancient art of marbling paint in this modern guide! With more than 30 different patterns to create and a step-by-step interactive workbook to encourage practice, you’ll learn all the marbling techniques, from chevron and feathering to stone and scallop. You’ll also learn how to float paint on water, create intricate patterns with unusual tools, and so many more marbling methods that can be reimagined for home décor, stationery, apparel, ceramics, and accessories!


Minneapolis artist Fletcher both explains the craft in a colorful, photographic step-by-step essay and revives it with an accessible, modern, and upscaled twist.Booklist

With guidance from Heather Fletcher (herself a professional artist who has traveled the world studying these distinctive methods and learning from the world's leading marbling masters), even the most novice of beginners will gain an understanding of the origins and evolution of this reemerging art form.Midwest Book Review

Author Biography

Heather RJ Fletcher is a surface designer, mermaid, and artist living in Minneapolis. As a young child she viewed the world through art, fabrics, and imagination but had no clue about her artistic ability until her first drawing class in college at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Post-graduation she experimented with several career paths: award-winning documentary filmmaker, retail manager, interactive commercial business manager, mermaid model, and even a home shopping television producer! Then one day, she took an art licensing workshop at MCAD with Lindsay Nohl. It was during Lindsay's class where she learned to connect the dots of her artistic career. HRJ is now licensing her art work, making patterns, illustrating and showing in galleries. She happily works from her studio in MCBA with her husband and one extremely cute puppy.