The Booksmith's Guide to Paper Marbling

for bookmakers, painters and artists of all makes and models!

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Marbling is an art form where you can learn fundamental methods while developing your own style. We learn the synergies between viscosity and surface tension. We adapt to our surroundings, the humidity and the temperature of the room. We quickly perceive the hard and fast rules and also learn when to break them.

In this course, we will learn the patterns to build upon and how to layer other patterns to make more complex, elaborate designs. Along with video segments on making your own tools, mixing the marbling solutions, preparing the paper and paints, we also will be going over eleven essential patterns. Three advanced techniques have also been added including Over-Marbling (also called Ghost Marbling), Spanish Wave and Textile Marbling. Pattern diagrams, Supplies and Resources list, FAQ and Troubleshooting, Recipes for marbling solutions and more included in the Course Materials section. Let's fling some paint around and make something pretty!

Feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions, especially before you purchase. If you do not know how to use an online school like Teachable, I have a free course about Embellishing on my courses page. By enrolling in that course, you can get familiar with the website and how a class is presented, at no cost to you. Welcome to Teachable and a huge thank you to all! -Nik


*So, first off...I want you to make stuff from the skills you learn here and sell that stuff, if you want to!

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Nik the Booksmith
Nik the Booksmith

Hello, it's great to meet you! I'm Nik and I live in Colorado, USA. For the past few years, I've produced videos of my work on YouTube. You may know me from there! All my life, I have been an artist, but I really found my calling with bookmaking. After developing tried and true methods of creating uniquely styled books, I have jumped into the world of online teaching. From this platform, I can interact with thousands of students worldwide, spreading good cheer and Booksmithing techniques! Feel free to contact me and ask questions, if you like. Also, check out my YouTube channel (Nik the Booksmith) for a look at past and present work and also course information videos. =)

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