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Traditional Art Marbling

paper art
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What is Marbling?

The idea is that you float fabric paints on the surface of a thick liquid that you prepare (called “Size”), kind of like oil on water. The floating paints can be swirled and mixed into patterns. When you lay a treated shirt, piece of fabric or paper down on top of the paint, the paint adheres to the fabric exactly where it touches. The swirly patterns of coloured paint are transfered to the shirt or fabric. Each design is unique and can never be repeated. As a technique, it’s both easy and hard. It’s easy to do, great fun for kids and safe. It’s hard in that the more you do, the better results you will get and the difference between your early designs and your later designs will be very noticeable.
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Travellers who are into art, painting this tour is just for them.  I would like to introduce them our traditional paper marbling art which is part of our history and tradition, belongs to our culture. Through out your visit in Turkey you will see this traditional art in many museums private collections and around the old books. Marbling is a most enjoyable art form. It is called marbling because the result looks like swirls of colours in marble stone.

The people who are interested in any art or families who wish to try some Turkish traditional art with your kids that tour is just for you. Our day will start with our unic traditional marble papering art activity in a historical place called Caferaga Madrases. Cafer Aga Madrases is located next to the Hagia Sophia. It was built in 1559 by architect Sinan during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent. It was used for teaching Islamic theologies and arts. Its very easy and fun to try. You can watch and try your own design after finish take your work with you. After marbling paper activity we will visit Islamic art museum and Istanbul archaeological museum, will finish our tour in grand bazaar


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