Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Suminagashi marbling this time

Yesterday, I pulled out my supplies for doing Suminagashi marbling. A very different experience than Ebru marbling, and very different results too. I really should practice this more often - I haven't tried it for a long time. So rather than paint and carageenan size, Suminagashi uses ink and water.


A couple of the results -



9 comments:

Lizzie said...

Ah, this is the sort of marbling me & my friend did at school (we were not popular because we made such a mess!). It did look wonderful.
Love your results so far. Have you tried waterproof Indian ink, with coloured water-based inks? It looks wonderful.

Magda Polakow said...

Great results. I must find something more about this technique.

PrairiePeasant said...

I like the free flowing nature of Suminagashi. Do you use Boko Undo coloured inks, and have you found a Canadian supplier?

ronnie said...

I've always enjoyed sumi marbling - its organic nature is so appealing

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks Lizzie, Magda, PP, and ronnie.

Magda, you can get a kit for getting started with Suminagashi - all materials and instructions from Colophon Book Arts: www.colophonbookarts.com

Laura and Lizzie, I'm using Boko Undo inks. I've never tried India inks. But Laura, I have to import them - there's no Canadian source that I know about.

Carol said...

I love that soft, gentle rippling look. Very nice, Rhonda.

Rhonda Miller said...

thanks, Carol!

Rob Ross said...

That's awesome, I like how the results look almost like woodgrain.

Rhonda Miller said...

thanks Rob!