Waxing & Burnishing Marble Paper

In the old days marble paper makers waxed their papers, and I mean WAXED their papers.  They waxed them to enhance the colors and to protect them. 

We've come to find that reading old books about the history of marbling paper are the best resources for learning how to do it.  We've enjoyed learning about marbling paper, and we've really enjoyed doing it ourselves, it's so much fun! 

We figured out an easy way to wax and burnish our papers:  We used beeswax and a warmed copper brayer that Joseph made to help melt the wax for easier spreading ability.  I then burnished or buffed the papers like a crazy women!  It was a lot of work actually, but I think it was worth it. 

Here's a look at some of our recent favorites! 

We've made so much marbled paper that we're going to sell them in packs rather than just one page at a time!  The paper packs will be available at our grand re-opening on September 23.