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Drip by Drip by Drip by Drip on the Art of Pernille Snedker Hansen

Dripping colour onto the surface of water in a basin, waiting for form to become, letting the process grow into shape and compose the content of the artwork: Pernille Snedker Hansen’s art has to be described as processual practice–although the production of every artwork might be a process­–in this case it turns into her practice.

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Marbelous Wood in the Danish Biennale for Crafts and Design 2011

 

Not surprisingly, Pernille Snedker Hansen’s beautiful ‘Marbelous Wood’ project was nominated for the Biennial Prize in the Danish Biennale for Crafts and Design 2011.

The jury’s statement: ”The very idea is striking. To marble an entire floor, using an old and almost forgotten technique to vitalise a simple pinewood floor and turn it into a powerful visual,

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Meet the Artisan, Pernilles Snedker Hansen and her Suminagashi Paintings

Known for creating amazing Suminagashi marbled wood at her Copenhagen based company, Snedker Studio,  Pernilles Snedker Hansen has added handprinted pieces to her collection, all inspired by the marbled wood she create in her Danish studio. Snag a print from her Amoebas,

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DIY Marbled Business Cards with Suminagashi

Liven up your business card design with the wild patterns created with suminagashi, the ancient Japanese art of marbling. The technique may be centuries-old, but the patterns it creates are refreshing and gorgeous. Besides, it is a surprisingly easy process and wonderfully meditative!

Suminagashi comes from the terms “sumi” meaning ink and “nagashi” meaning floating.

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What if you could paint on water? A TED Talk on Suminagashi

Ideas worth spreading… watch the only Suminagshi TED Talk given in 2009 by Amy Lee Segami at TEDxPeachtree in Atlanta. What if you could paint on water?

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Playing with Paper: Suminagashi and Orizome at the Met Museum

Decorative papers have a long relationship to the world of bookbinding. Marbling in particular is the most common technique associated with European books, often for the pastedowns and endpapers of handmade books. However, many people do not realize that Japanese forms of marbling existed well before the commonly known European,

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Meet the Artisan, Tokutaro Yagi

Tokutaro Yagi was the Kyoto master of Japanese marbling (suminagashi) in the 19th century. He perfected methods of floating colors and then carefully manipulated them either by blowing on them directly or through a straw, fanning the colors, or carefully using a human hair to stir the colors.  

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Chicago Artist speaks about ancient Japanese art form

An artist in the ancient Japanese art of suminagashi spoke about her childhood and background as a mechanical engineer that led her to a life of painting.

Suminagashi is an art form in which the artist uses water as a canvas for ink paintings, before transferring the image onto rice paper. 

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Video: Learn to Marble Paper using the Suminagashi Technique

This is an activity for people of all ages – if working with small children, use disposable cake tins for a vat and pieces of yarn instead of paintbrushes.

Basic Steps:

Simply pour water into a tray and gently touch your inked paintbrush to the surface of the water to draw the ink out.

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SK-II is Suminagashi Inspired

Inspired by the Japanese art of marbling, known as suminagashi, SK-II’s limited edition Christmas packaging is something you’ll want to own for yourself

We love Christmas not just because of the carols, decoration and general air of joviality, but because of limited edition packaging on our favourite beauty goodies.

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