Monday, April 19, 2010

More Marbleizing/Sumingashi Photos

As promised, here are more photos of our play date together. I actually like the photos of the inks/paints in the water better than how our papers actually came out. As I mentioned below, we were using different materials (for the marbleizing) other than what are used for the traditional process. I think the suminagashi technique turned out better.

The photo on the left is of Rita placing the colors on the surface of a mixture of water and methyl cellulose. The photo on the right is the finished paper, after she swirled the colors together and placed the paper on the surface. One of the mistakes we made was using textured paper towels to blot our prints, as you can see in this photo.


3 comments:

xha said...

What happened to the circles in the water/liquid? I like that pattern better than the more swirly result on the paper...

WildmanDesigns said...

Hi xha!

The first pic was the ink set up. A lot of times in suminagashi, one creates traditional swirl patterns after the ink is placed on the water. Rita was trying to do that here. As in all art processes, sometimes you just have to try something to see if you like it. And sometimes you discover that you liked the "before" rather than the final result! :-)

xha said...

Ah yes...I can see that. Thanks WD.