Marbling, in excess
I started marbling in 2008, to complement my bookbinding work. After I started marbling, I soon realized that I was producing much more marbled paper than I could use in my own bookbinding projects. Eventually I thought my papers were good enough to sell, and it seemed like that would be a good way to control my supply. Consequently, this little shop was born.
The marbling that I do is traditional Turkish marbling (called Ebru), which is commonly used in bookbinding, particularly as endpapers in old books. Ebru involves floating paints on a thickened liquid surface where the colours can be manipulated into complex patterns. I do some Japanese marbling (called Suminagashi) as well, which involves floating ink on water. It is a more fluid, less controlled style of marbling. My involvement in marbling began several years after I started bookbinding. Bookbinding is my primary craft, and I sell handbound journals here on Etsy as well: http://MyHandboundBooks.Etsy.com
I really enjoy the process of marbling. I have taken classes from two exceptional marblers: Nancy Morains in 2008 and Steve Pittelkow in 2012. This art takes a lot of practice. There are so many variables that can impact the successful creation of a single sheet of paper, that even now, I am impressed with every example of hand-marbling that I see, and every sheet of marbled paper that I produce still amazes me!
Owner, Marbler And Bookbinder
My name is Rhonda Miller, and I am a paper marbler and a bookbinder and I love my work.
My papers are ready for shipping on the same day as purchase, or the very next day.
Within Canada, shipping time is often less than a week.
To the USA, shipping is typically about two weeks and can be a bit longer to some of the more distant locales.
For all other countries, please allow 3 or 4 weeks for delivery.
Sometimes I will re-use clean packing materials for shipping. If you prefer entirely new material, please let me know when you place your order.