Suminagashi Ink Marbling
Intermediate | 15 min 29 sec
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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:
Materials:
  • 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
Downloads:
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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Class Reviews
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Karen Pearsall
Very interesting technique.
5 days ago
Debra Roussopoulos
A fascinating and meditative practice with ink & paper. Thank you Jody!
January 20
Christine Teague
Clear description of materials and method. Lovely prints.
January 16, 2023