Marbling is a technique typically used on paper, which dates back to twelfth-century Europe. The technique is performed by floating ink on a thickened mixture similar to unjelled gelatin. A pattern is created by running a comb-like tool through the ink floating on the surface. Combing different size combs in different directions creates the different marbling patterns. The fabric is then laid on the surface for just a few seconds and then removed. A print is made. Inks are then heatset for permanent durability. Only one print is possible per inking which makes each pattern unique.
View the video above to see an exerpts from a marbling session by SoLace.