fill a tray with water. blow, fan, stir, dab, and drag paint or colored ink across its surface. put a sheet of washi paper on top to stain it with the floating art.
though called “turkish” paper marbling by europeans, this design technique was developed in east asia, central asia, and the islamic world. it is an important part of turkic, tajik, indian, and other asian and middle eastern cultures.
I want to try this.
I’ve done this! Long, long ago (as in, when I was in 4th grade), but it was a lot of fun. Hmmm, I’ll have to check and see what mediums need to be used for this, because doing marbled papers with the Noodler’s Black Swan In Australian Roses ink would be very pretty.
(Source: caterinasforzas, via chasingphantomriders)