Category: Suminagashi

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

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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

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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

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The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Suminagashi Collection

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70’s Suminagashi Collection pays homage to the patterns used on psychedelic clothing and performance art during the late 60’s and 70’s. More than 2000 years ago, artisans discovered that suspending and swirling inks or paint on a still

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Ebru and Suminagashi techniques combine to create a unique artwork

It starts with a basin of water covered with a thin layer of motionless, liquid paint, then add one drop of paint. Watch this artist employ an interesting combination of both Ebru and Suminagashi styles to create a beautiful and colorful works

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Best Suminagashi Book Ever

Suminagashi: The Japanese Art of Marbling by Anne Chambers Although hard to find, this is our favorite book about Suminagashi and the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates this art form. Written as an introduction to the Japanese craft of

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Suminagashi Starter Kit For the Holidays

If you love the look of Suminagashi and are ready to create your own designs, a great way to begin is with our popular Suminagashi Starter Kit supplies. It also makes a wonderful gift this holiday season or any time

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Suminagashi with Kids

There are a lot of great tutorials about how easy it is to create beautiful Suminagashi artwork with kids – and how much they love doing it. From Inner Child Fun, here is a great video tutorial showing the process

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Mini Suminagashis

In an Abstract Art Fun Class (K-3rd), this children’s art teacher created mini monoprints using 4X6 photo paper. Each student had a small plastic container of water. With a small brush they floated their Sumi ink on the top of their

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Four Easy Suminagashi Projects

“You have to embrace the surprise” ~ Silke Stoddard, Martha Stewart Living Crafts Editor Hundreds of years before marbleizing techniques were adopted by the Europeans, Japanese masters had perfected the art. Known in Japan as suminagashi (which literally translates to “floating ink”),

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