Mystery Technique #47

MT#47, ©Elizabeth Sanford

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This is an example of paper marbling. I used a thin tool to swirl patterns in the colors before transferring the paint to a prepared piece of bluish gray Canson Mi Tientes. It’s the paper color and the use of white paint that give it such a distinctive look – this is what the paper looked like before I marbled it:


Here’s the same blue and black paint on white paper:

marbling sample


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