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Suminagashi Woodgrains

Suminagashi can be beautiful in it’s simplicity the same way nature can be. This can be seen especially in it’s tendency to imitate a natural woodgrain pattern. This tutorial showcases this artistic effect very well.

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Summertime Sumi

From the Land of Nod blog, a cute article about how to entertain kids this summer doing a simple suminagashi project. Messy and fun!

 This activity is so simple that even T didn’t need much help (though be careful, the dyes stain). All you have to do is add a few drops of the suminagashi (what a word) paint to a pan of water,

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Simple Suminagashi

From Dick Blick Art Materials, this “no-fail” paper marblizing project is easy and requires very little preparation or clean-up but offers amazing results – sure to please any classroom or group. A PDF version of this lesson and a materials list can be found here.

 

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NYC Textile Arts Sumingashi Class

If you live in the New York area, the Textile Arts Center is offering a two day Suminagashi class in April 2014.

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Here are the details:

TAC Manhattan Studio – 26 West 8th Street,

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Tips for Perfecting your Suminagashi

sumimistakesSuminagashi marbling is relatively easy, but there are still a few things that can go wrong while you’re marbling, so here are some great tips if you’re running into trouble on your marbled paper.

Problem: Ink isn’t Floating

Problem: Ink rings are blurring after you make a print

Problem: ”whisker” marks on your marbled paper

Problem: Ink rings aren’t expanding

Problem: Water is getting murky

 

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Holiday Crafts using Suminagashi

If you have kids, holiday arts and crafts accomplish two things. They keep kids busy when the weather is rotten (and so are they because they’re bored with nothing better to do). It’s also a way to help kids understand experientially that Christmas is about giving away part of yourself out of generosity,

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Papermaker Showcases Suminagashi, Drop by Drop

Papermaker/book artist Andrea Peterson loves suminagashi. She practices it, prints on top of it, teaches it — and uses “sumi” as a verb. Her focus is all about the paper that you choose to sumi on. Different fibers and thicknesses not only look different — they absorb the ink differently.

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Martha does Suminagashi

Even the reigning queen of craft, Martha Stewart, is interested in Suminagashi. Recently on her Martha Stewart Living TV show, she had a segment showcasing how easy it is for someone to create their own Suminagashi designs. What do you think Martha wil use her decorative papers for?

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Inner Child Fun with Suminagashi

Valerie, founder and blogger at Inner Child Fun and mom of two young girls, shares an entertaining and easy weekend Suminagashi project she did with her family. Their colorful artwork turned out beautiful!

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