Meet The Face Behind


A BRIKA maker story

Katie Michels


Katie Michels lives by four words: “You can do this.” It’s the kind of motivation she thrives on, leading this young twentysomething to first begin her own blog, and shortly after, her own business—sharing whimsical cards and prints created through the modern art of bubble marbling. For each piece, she begins by thinking of an idea or phrase. She sketches it out dozens of times, choosing a promising few to polish on her computer. Then come the bubbles! She heads to her parents’ garage, blows colored bubbles, and uses thick cotton paper to pop them. She takes these papers to the printer for either gold foil or letterpress printing, and soon enough, her magical paper goods are good to go.