You may start to notice this unique pattern subtly on some of our packaging and in photos. Artist Dorthy Williams, of Marbled Studio in Vancouver, BC has created a custom print for us with the ancient technique of marbled paper. We gave her a peacock feather, some pieces of beautifully coloured silk, black velvet among other bit and bobs of inspiration and she came up with a pattern and colour palette that we adore. The pattern reminds us of the texture of our botanical body cream after running a spoon through a bowl right before we put it into the jars. The vintage jade green with cream, light purple and bits of blue reminiscent of the ocean or hints of a potion!
THE ANCIENT ART OF MARBLED PAPER
The art of marbling originated in Japan in the twelfth century with the discovery that ink floating on water could be transferred to paper. Three centuries later, artists in Turkey further developed the art form by drawing in the paint floating on thickened water, before transferring the resulting pattens to paper. Knowledge of this new art spread into Renaissance Europe, where patterns and techniques were developed. The different marbling houses in Europe carefully guarded the process of marbling but by the nineteenth century the secrets of marbling were revealed to the general population. (Resource : Marbled Studio)
The paper used for this art has the most beautiful texture and creamy white colour before the paint has even been applied! We hope you feel the layers of craft and history that have gone into creating this print.