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Painting on water (aka paper marbling)

4 years agoArts : MAKE: Arts

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.
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The Art of Paper Marbling Captured on Video

Odd : Neatorama (2 weeks ago)

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

Marbled Paper Designs

Odd : Neatorama (4 years ago)

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

Marbled Paper Paintings

Society & Culture / Men's Interest : The Awesomer (last year)

Ebru or paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design. Oguz Eygur shares some captivating footage of a truely professional ebru artist, his father Seyit, practicing the ancient and beautiful art. Hat Tip Link Read Post


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