Ebru (Traditional Marbling) Workshop

Here is a workshop for the traditional Turkish or Ottoman marbling style called Ebru. Since this marbling uses heavier latex or oil based paints, this style must use a “size” (water plus a thickening agent added like carageenan). It creates a jelly like consistency to the water so the paint will not sink. By contrast, Suminagashi only needs simple tap water for the inks to float upon.

Start with Step One

P.S. Here’s a good video to give you some inspiration: