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Introduction to Paper Marbling

with Robert Mahar

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About The Class

Learn the art of suminagashi paper marbling.

Paper marbling is a craft tradition with a long and gorgeous history. In Introduction to Paper Marbling you’ll learn how to make your own marbled paper using the fail-proof suminagashi technique.

Marbled paper can be used as wrapping paper, for cards, or as stationary. In this beginner-friendly class, long-time crafting educator Robert Mahar will show you how to get beautiful results you can apply to a whole range of projects. You’ll learn how to:

  • Create unique and beautifully marbled paper
  • Manipulate inks in a variety of ways using multiple colors
  • Transfer your designs and create stationery

You’ll learn how to make beautifully customized paper products using a simple water bath technique and a few basic supplies.

If you want to add a sophisticated touch to your paper goods, Introduction to Paper Marbling will show you how to do it.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Intro to Paper Marbling

    04:15
  2. 02

    Paper Marbling Demo

    08:02
  3. 03

    2-Color Paper Marbling

    04:11
  4. 04

    Manipulating the Ink with Straws

    08:47
  5. 05

    Manipulating the Ink with Paper Tabs

    11:40
  6. 06

    Building and Using an Ink Comb

    13:52
  7. 07

    Marbling Stationary Set

    16:26

Meet Your Expert

Robert Mahar

Robert Mahar is a designer and maker who develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects through high-quality video tutorials and in-person workshops. The crafty content he develops and presents to his CreativeLive and YouTube viewers, online audience and workshop attendees is often rooted in nostalgia, and his talent for reinventing old-school crafts with a decidedly modern twist has gained him a loyal following.  ... read more

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