Making Marbled Paper in Florence

This article originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. I drop spots of rose, yellow, blue and green pigment onto a jelly-like solution. After running assorted combs in different directions to transform lines, dots and arches of paints into a rhythmical swirling pattern, I place a piece of thick paper atop my design. The paints immediately…

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