The Art of Paint Marbling
Tips, techniques, and step-by-step instructions for creating colorful marbled art on paper
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Use paper, paint, water, and more to create your own colourful, abstract marbled art with The Art of Paint Marbling.
The Art of Paint Marbling takes you through all the tools, techniques, and tips you need to create your own marbled artwork. Closely following the successful The Art of Paint Pouring and its follow-up, The Art of Paint Pouring: Swipe, Swirl & Spin, The Art of Paint Marbling features a similarly easy-to-follow format and appealing aesthetic.
Paint marbling is a contemporary technique with a long history. What started hundreds of years ago as the Japanese ink-based art of suminagashi has evolved into a fun, modern art form that's popular on YouTube and has been hailed as a trend by The New York Times. Nowadays, paint marbling uses a base of thickened water, onto which paint or another medium is poured and then swirled. Dipping paper directly into the paint creates beautiful, abstract art that's easy to do at home using minimal, affordable supplies. Using step-by-step projects with thorough instructions, artists can use paint, ink, nail polish, and more to create marbled artwork on a variety of surfaces, including paper and canvas. Large, beautiful, and colourful photos accompany all of the projects and techniques.
Paint marbling serves as a fun hobby for beginners, a new art form for more advanced artists looking for alternative techniques, and a family activity perfect for artists young and old. With The Art of Paint Marbling, you can learn to use paper, paint, and water to create your own on-trend artwork!
Rene Eisenbart is a Portland, Oregon-based artist. She spent 25 years creating botanical illustrations for The Oregonian and now teaches painting workshops locally and in Europe. Rene paints from her classroom studio and likes to incorporate watercolour, collage, acrylic, and more into her expressive paintings. She is a member of the National Watercolor Society and the International Society of Experimental Artists. Learn more about Rene on her website: rene-art.com.
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