Bright meandering lines and jagged rings of color are the hallmark of Japanese Suminagashi marbling. This is an easy, almost meditative type of marbling. In this class you’ll learn to float dyes on water, fan, blow or tease them into designs and apply a sheet of absorbent paper to make a contact print. This class will begin by exploring Suminagashi marbling on paper and then apply the techniques to marble silk. Participants will leave class with beautiful papers, a silk scarf and a new technique to use for quilting, bookbinding or making wearable art.
DIANE MAURER-MATHINSON’s decorative papers have been shown in galleries and museums throughout the world. Numerous design commissions include work for Lenox China, Harper Collins Publishers and Godiva Chocolates. She is the author of thirteen books on paper art and has demonstrated marbling and paste paper design on several television shows. In addition to writing, teaching workshops and selling marbling supplies and books, Diane produces collages, handbound books and wearable art for fine crafts galleries. Visit Diane at www.dianemaurer.com
Image: Diane Maurer, Blue 300, Suminagashi