Overmarbling is when one pattern is printed on top of
another. Here a pastel peacock pattern can be seen in the background,
with an Italian Vein on top of it done in brown and black. The paper has to be completely
dried after the first print, re-treated with alum, and printed again, so it's
twice the work. I usually only overmarble a paper in an attempt to salvage
one I've goofed up on!
This one has a Gel-git (Turkish for back and forth, or zigzag) pattern in the background done in several colors, plus some random spots to break it up a bit; then the second layer is another Gel-git done with black and transparent paints only.
This one has a Stone Marble in the back, and a few random swirls and curls done in black on top:
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