Deanna Paquette is a digital designer at Shutterstock. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.


Papercraft and abstraction are a winning combination in any design environment. As UK-based design blog Present & Correct notes, there’s a slight “obsession with stationery,” and when they tweeted about marbleized paper recently, there was cause to swoon.

This admiration for all things marbleized is quite widespread, so I also picked out some stunning examples of the practice. Check out these images that shake up a mixture of moods, from nostalgia to creative fervor.

Marble 1Photo of handmade Renaissance/Victori Marbled Paper | Robert Brown Stock

Marble 2Photo of handmade Renaissance/Victori Marbled Paper | Robert Brown Stock

Marble 3Vintage background with marbled paper | Kanea

Marble 4Vintage background with marbled paper | Kanea

Marble 5Turkish marbled paper artwork background | Orhan Cam

Marble 7Genuine paper with marbled effect Athos Boncompagni Illustratore

Marble 8Marbled background- marbled paper | EmeCeDesigns