Saturday, August 10, 2019

WE ARE MAD FOR MARBLING, JOIN US!


First things first! What is Marbling? 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. This ancient art has come a long way and moved beyond pulp. 

Leslie Camhi wrote in her New York Times article titled “The Ancient Art of Marble Painting Gets a 21st-Century Update
“The origins of marbling, The ancient technique of creating bewitching, swirling patterns of pigment on water and capturing them on paper , remains shrouded in mystery. Japanese aristocrats practiced a related, largely monochromatic technique, called suminagashi (“floating ink”), to enhance calligraphy and haiku, as far back as the 12th century. But it wasn’t until about 1600 that European travelers returned from Turkey and Persia with examples of the marbling we know today: wildly colorful papers that sparked a craze for embellishment among bookbinders, cabinetmakers, stationers and others that lasted well into the 19th century.”

    IT'S MARBLE MADNESS WITH COLLAGE !

THIS SATURDAY (8/10) YOU CAN GET A LITTLE MAD WITH US!
It's that time of the year again! The Alberta Street Fair is upon us and we want you to get to know the fun art of MARBLING! You will be using our favorite supplies from Jacquard to make your own bandana! 

Right under collage's rainbow tent you can purchase and white bandana and marble your way to MADNESS! 
12pm-4pm
collage on Alberta
1639 NE Alberta St.
Portland, Oregon