Years ago, I discovered how eye-popping delicious metallics were on certain papers, especially black. It took me a while to find the a black paper I was looking for, one that was soft to the touch and had warm and elegant qualities to it. I was also looking for one that didn't leave behind water stains, a common problem with black papers. Once I found that paper, I was off and running. I marbled with metallics on lots (and lots!) of papers...and then I shifted focus and didn't marble with them as much.
Then came Instagram. And I found my way to Brazilian marbler Renato Crepaldi, who is a huge fan of using metallics (and I believe he makes his own paints even), especially on black paper. Totally re-inspired by his work, I stepped into the studio and played with my dear old friends again; and it was just like any good, strong relationship...we picked up right where we left off.
I've listed a few of my favorites in my shop, if you're interested in purchasing these beauties. As always, there is free shipping anywhere in the U.S. on marbled papers.