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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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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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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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How to Paint on Water for Paper Marbling and Ebru Art

The marble paper is a decorated paper, that is created with a special process. The sheets of Ebru paper have been created since the 18th Century in Turkey and much earlier in China and Japan, because China invented paper. Today, the marbling paper is used for decoration and for very expensive books.

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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 of art.

Suminagashi is an ancient Japanese technique used for painting on water,

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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 and the joy of creating!

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