Thursday, February 12, 2009
Suminagashi meets Crayola
It has been almost a year since I did any Suminagashi marbling but I finally got some new inks and pulled out all the stuff last week. So as you can see, I was dropping Boku Undo inks right beside a Crayola marker artist.
Very simply stated, Suminagashi is a very old Japanese paper marbling technique. If you are interested in a little more detail, check out these sites:
Or get a copy of this book:
Suminagashi by Anne Chambers
So as I said, I had not done this for almost a year. And I had some trouble finding the right paper that would accept the inks well. And I diluted my colours a bit too much. Practice, practice... But here are a few decent results.
I should also add a couple links for purchasing supplies and kits:
Colophon Book Arts
Society of Marbling links