MAKE subscriber RabLabit sent us a link to this video of an artist who "paints on water." What he's doing is actually paper marbling, a form of "aqueous surface design." You've certainly seen marbled book or journal end-papers, for instance. Those pattens are created using this process.
The video is a little... meditative, but the results are lovely and it's a process I'd never actually seen.
Artist Cheming Fights (Cheeming Boey), finding no paper in hand, made ??a sketch on a disposable coffee cup. This idea fascinated master and he began to create drawings on paper plates, with the usual black marker. This format paint... Read Post
You may have seen hand-printed marbled paper on the inside covers of books, or inside old luggage or cabinets. This pattern was achieved by floating inks and other chemicals on a liquid surface and then pressing paper against it. Va... Read Post