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.
Vimeo Link The process of paper marbling, featured previously on Neatorama, is captured here in this footage shot by Turkish filmmaker Oguz Uygur. Uygur's parents practice the art, also called erbu, in which paint or ink floats in w... 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