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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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"Marbling" technique demonstrated

Odd : TYWKIWDBI (4 years ago)

Basically, paint is floated on water, then lifted off with paper. Wikipedia has details of the procedure, background history, and a gallery of examples. Looks easy enough that even an artistic klutz like me might be able to do it. F... 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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