Making Marbled Paper Endsheets

It had already been a couple years or more since we had experimented with marbling paper, particularly for the purpose of using as fancy end sheet paper. So after we received 4 rolls of this Sumi Rice Paper/Unryu Paper for Christmas, we figured it was about time to play around with this technique again.

I wanted to keep it simple to begin with, so we started with single colors. Whenever there’s a question of color, around the shop, we always choose black first. Reason is it just seems the most basic way to start out without color bias.

Black ink marbled effect on Sumi/Unryu rice paper

Black ink marbled effect on Sumi/Unryu rice paper

Purple with Gold ink marbled effect on Sumi/Unryu rice paper

Purple with Gold ink marbled effect on Sumi/Unryu rice paper

How it looks after duplexing to to Tree Free Banana Paper and cased -in

Inside Back Cover with Expandable Pocket

Closeup of Inside Back Cover

Light Blue ink marbled effect on Sumi/Unryu rice paper

Light Blue ink marbled effect on Sumi/Unryu rice paper

We don’t lay any claim to this being true “classic marbled paper style”, it’s just our twist on the technique. Many of the books we made using these marbled paper techniques went up and were shown at Jackson Street Booksellers in Omaha who has many styles of the fancy journals we produce for sale. We plan to offer many more variations on this theme. The cool thing about marbling is that you can almost do no wrong on this technique and each time it turns out different than the last. Can’t buy this at Walmart!

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