I recently rediscovered suminagashi, a Japanese paper marbling art, after 20 years.
When I was around ten years old, we had a suminagashi activity in my classroom. I remember quite enjoying the process of playing with dyes, swirling them around in water, and capturing a cool snapshot of that movement.
I made a couple of creations, and took them home at the end of the day. I tucked them somewhere in the back of a folder…and there they stayed – for two decades.
Until I found them recently, still in great condition! I marvelled at how pretty they were. I decided to frame them both, and now they hang in my apartment as wonderfully modern art pieces that I created as a child!
I’ve decided to revisit suminagashi, and rekindle that creative spark!
I purchased this marbling kit, which I will experiment with in the coming weeks. So watch this space!