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Hi. I have had no succes with suminagashi in the field of drying. When I lift the paper from the water, the colour runs down the paper and it takes severel days to dry. I think the reason is wrong type of paper. I have tried different kind, but nothing works. Do you have a suggestion to what kind of paper is the best, and where can I buy it.




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Hello I have been using just ordinary copier paper to start with till I get the hang of all this, ink in one brush and soapy water (from a bar of soap) in the other and the ink sticks easily to this. Someone suggested inkjet paper it works fine but takes a bit longer for the ink to sink in. Hope this helps


Hi Ruth,Thanks for your website and info. I am writing to you from Europe. I have been having trouble finding a good surfactant- is this the same thing as a fluid retarder? Also I wanted to know about getting stronger color show up on the paper. Finally I wondered if you used other paper than the Japanese kind- I feel this is so delicate. I would be grateful for your reply.


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Suminagashi isJapanese marbling and it is 100% fun with some frustration when startingout. Very little preparation is requiredand in 1 hour you can set up, decorate a dozen sheets of paper, and cleanup. The basic techniques are simple, andthe materials are easily obtained and not expensive. It is a great activity for children. The pinch of frustration comes from the factthat not all materials are the same and you need to find the right combinationfor success. This will hopefully becomeclearer in this article, with the main goal of this article being to help youavoid any frustration and to achieve success quickly and easily.


The basic elements ofsuminagashi are a bath which contains water (without size), sumi inks, adispersant, Japanese calligraphy brushes to apply the ink and the dispersant,and paper. The procedure is a bit messyand should be done with a cover protecting nice tables and in a still area, soa breeze does not overly enhance the patterns. The process is as follows.


This all seems simpleenough. However subtle interactionsbetween the different elements can cause complete failure. I found that one brand of dish detergentworked perfectly with some ink I bought from Japan but failed with calligraphyink bought at the local art store, yet another similar detergent worked greatwith the locally bough ink. I tried manydifferent types of absorbent paper (based on recommendations from the web), includingusing alum as a mordant, but found plain reflex copy paper worked the best. The expensive calligraphy rice paper Iordered from Japan was a complete failure and turned to mush.


The best video of aJapanese master at work shows some interesting technique. The very first thing is the way he pulls theprint by holding the paper in the middle of the sides and lowering it so thecentre touches first and then continuing to lower the edges. I found this works well but I often get ahesitation line from the initial contact. I also love how he holds multiple brushes to alternate between black,indigo, and red. He also demonstratesblowing and fanning the pattern.


In this class students will learn the ancient art of Japanese paper marbling, known as Suminagashi, and Japanese bookbinding. The first session will cover the basic techniques of Suminagashi and students will create their own marbled paper. The next session will go over different stab-binding stitches and students will create a set of traditional Japanese-bound books using their marbled paper for the covers.


Crowing Hens Bindery is a one-woman bindery and letterpress print shop that specializes in traditional handmade blank books, letterpress printed stationery, limited edition fine art prints, unique book jewelry & letterpress-printed decorative papers. As the owner of a Nashville-based private business, I do my best to honor the heritage of fine craft and art that saturates my community and region. All of my products are designed and made by hand in Nashville, Tennessee from high quality materials available using traditional bookbinding techniques. I aspire to create beautiful, useful work that becomes a part of your everyday life.


What makes Crowing Hens Bindery unique is that I also produce decorative papers. I use these papers on my own books and offer them to fellow bookbinders and artists to use as well. Whether hand marbled, painted, or letterpress printed I design my papers to meet the standards of durability and longevity. My inks and paints are colorfast and my papers are archival. Perfect for bookbinding, gift wrapping, collage, drawing, printing, or even framing, my papers will not only stand out, but also withstand the test of time.


We are passionate about luxury Japanese stationery. Washi translates to handmade Japanese Paper and we think this can not be beaten on quality. Japanese stationery washi masters, are artist, who create bespoke papers that are unique to them. We seek out the best stationery producers in Japan.


Ah! I remember doing this in grade school and I had completely forgotten about it! We used our pretty paper to make homemade hard back covers for stories we had written. (I hope my mom saved that book somewhere!) These also make pretty homemade wrapping paper for small items.


Valerie, This makes me sooo happy. I so hope you checked out the paper Marbaling my kids and I were able to go and see. It was so much fun. Truly my girls and myself loved watching the picture transform from water to paper. Here is thelink:


Engage with images and instances of nature as inspiration for one-of-a-kind marbled papers. Participants will envision nature-based patterns, colors, and designs, in order to help aid their paper marbling process. Explore the creative and meditative process of water-based marbling or suminagashi and walk away with a collection of handmade marbled papers.


Suminagashi, which translates to floating black ink, is an ancient meditative Japanese practice of gently floating pigments on the surface of water with a brush and then capturing the mono print image on an absorbent paper. This exciting 4 hour workshop will present historical background and introduce the time honored technique and several artistic possibilities. Recommended for beginners. Limit of 8 students per class. All supplies provided.


The art of suminagashi, the Japanese form of paper marbling, is both compelling and intriguing. It dates back to the Heian period of Japan (794-1185) and is the precursor of all other marbling techniques.


The day starts at 10 a.m. with coffee and a look at the history of suminagashi and what you need to get started. There will be demonstrations and plenty of opportunities to unleash your creativity and to ask questions! 041b061a72


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