Marbled Cards in a Colorful "Frog Foot" Pattern
The marbled paper matches but each card is different.
Use for annoucements, thank yous, to send things-- for all the lovely reasons we communicate personally! When e-mail just isn't enough.
On Ivory colored, high quality, acid free textured stationary with envelopes. Small size: 3.5" x 5".
The marbled papers are hand made by me using age-old techniques. They are not computer generated. Each is a unique work of art! Every artist has their own style. I love using modern, vivid colors in the ancient patterns.
Marbling paper is a very old art form. The art originated in the Near East and the oldest surviving papaers are from the 1500s in Turkey where Master paper marblers are still at work.
Originally used to accompany documents as a way of authenticating the original document these decorated papers later became part of hand made books. The guilds that made marbled paper were very secretive and separate from the book-making guilds. As book making and publishing became automated, marbled paper almost dissapeared altogether. Thankfully, before the art form died out, a few wrote down their secrets so that today we can conitnue to enjoy this beautiful art form.
Thank you for looking! Copyright RedCottage