The result of the patient and rigorous work of a Florentine artisan, marbled paper is one of the main materials of Scriba’s workshop.
It allows us to create and shape a wide range of works. From the simple covering of everyday objects to the great manual skill required in the art of bookbinding.
Technically, marbling consists of sprinkling different oil colors over a gelatinous bath that allows the colors to float to the surface. Then, through the use of special tools (such as combs or chopsticks), the artist transforms those amorphous patches of color into patterns, which can be regular (as in the peacock and feathered styles) or more imaginative, but very similar to the veining of natural marble (marbled style).
At this point a sheet is placed directly on the surface of the bath allowing the colors to adhere to the paper. The sheet is lifted and hung up to dry. For each series of sheets belonging to the same color combination, the entire process is repeated, making each specimen unique. The uniqueness and unrepeatability of this paper are transferred to all the products that we handcraft by combining the everyday and useful to artistic elements such as, precisely, the marbled papers.