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Marbling is a form of painting by floating pigments on water, a centuries old craft first seen in the ‘suminagashi’ works of Japanese masters in the twelfth century. You can find out how it works on our Process page.
The simplest form of marbling can be done with water and oil paint, which separates naturally from water thanks to its hydrophobic properties.
I use the Turkish tradition, which involves water thickened with carrageenan (also known as Irish moss) and I recommend preparing paper with alum. Everything else can be picked up at a local art supply shop.
We love doing bespoke marbling to help make your project even more special, be it a wedding album or hundreds of boxes for your company's campaign.
Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas!
Yes, the inside pages are made using acid-free paper.
Marbling is a form of painting and each paper is created individually. This means that each one is a unique piece, with its own quirks. Lucy, Marmor Paperie's marbler, does her best to match the colours to the photos you see, but please do allow for some slight variations.
If you are really concerned (or are gifting it to a particularly picky person!), we’ll be more than happy to send you snaps of the exact item we’ll be sending out (and even other items we have in stock if you want), just let us know when you place order.
We endeavour to get your order to you as soon as possible.
If you have ordered an item that is in stock, we aim to send it to you within 48 hours of receiving the order and use Royal Mail’s first class delivery service, which usually delivers the next day but can take an extra day in busy seasonal periods.
If you have ordered a personalised item, it will take a bit longer – please allow 5 working days for the personalisation to be completed.
If your item is not in stock we will make it to order – please allow 5 working days for this.
If you are working to a strict deadline, just drop us a line at email@example.com and we will do what we can to meet your requirements.
If you would like to know before ordering if your item is in stock, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org specifying the size, colour and pattern and we will let you know. Since everything is made by hand, we keep a relatively small stock but can make your item quickly!
We welcome international orders! We are in the process of setting up our online international ordering process, but in the meantime please get in contact with your address and we’ll work out the best shipping rates we can get for you.
Marmor Paperie is not VAT registered, so our prices do not include VAT.
We take your online security very seriously. Marmorpaperie.co.uk uses a security certificate (SSL Cert) which encrypts your data and transaction details, keeping them secure.
We take utmost care to ensure your book is hand-made to the highest quality and is packaged carefully to ensure you receive a beautiful, functional item but, in the event you do receive a damaged product, please notify us within 3 days of receiving the product and we will replace it.
No worries – if you change your mind about your product, we are happy to provide you with a refund, as long as you notify us within 14 days of receiving the item and send it back to us within 28 days. Unfortunately, we cannot refund original postage costs or cover return postage.
If you change your mind before receiving the product, just drop us an line and we’ll cancel your order and flag your order for a full refund.