Suminagashi Ink Marbling
Intermediate | 15 min 29 sec
Taught by Jody Alexander
Suminagashi, or “floating ink,” is an ancient paper marbling technique that involves alternating ink and a resist to create a beautiful sequence of rings. The effect can be subtle or more pronounced, and the resulting prints can be used for book and art projects. One lovely aspect of this process is how unpredictable it is, with the water determining the pattern so you will be surprised every time.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Shallow pan w/ one inch of water
  • light paper or surface for under the pan
  • tub of water for rinsing
  • 2 round tip brushes
  • Sumi ink or India ink
  • small pallet or plate for ink
  • Photo-Flo
  • measuring spoons
  • paper towels
  • heavyweight printmaking paper
Learn how to:
  • Using dye and resist to create ink patterns
  • Making a ghost print
  • Different marbling effects

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on Suminagashi Ink Marbling
  • 3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from artist Jody Alexander
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Suminagashi Ink Marbling Reviews
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Rita Melgert
These look just great, something to try with my India ink. All I need is the second one stuff, ^_^.
May 3, 2024
Cheryl White
Great lessons.
April 24, 2024
Gillian Jackson
Super clever!
March 19, 2024