Marbling is the art of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing color pigments on a pan of oily water and then transforming this pattern to paper. The special tools of the trade are brushes of horsehair bound to straight rose twigs, a deep tray made of unknotted pinewood, natural earth pigments, cattle gall and tragacanth. It is believed to be invented in the thirteenth century Turkistan. This decorative art then spread to China, India and Persia and Anatolia. Seljuk and Ottoman calligraphers and artists used marbling to decorate books, imperial decrees, official correspondence and documents. New forms and techniques were perfected in the process and Turkey remained the center of marbling for many centuries. Up until the 1920’s, marblers had workshops in the Beyazit district of Istanbul, creating for both the local and European market, where it is known as Turkish marble paper.
Artebella Easy Marbling Set No: 3
Artebella Marbling Set.
Set Content: 8 colors 40 cc (in a glass jar) Artebella easy marbling paint, 4 horse hair brushes, 1 piece of 24×33 cm plastic marbling boat, 1 piece of 1.25 lt. ready gel, 30 pieces of 21X30 cm paper, 1 piece of biz, 1 piece of dropper, 4 pieces of composite pattern gift and easy marbling set application CDs.