Suminagashi Creative Kit

Product Description:

The Japanese technique of Suminagashi means “floating ink” and is the earliest form of marbling dating to the 12th century.

Get started on your creative journey by making your own marbled masterpieces taught by an experienced artist.

We are pleased offer a comprehensive creative kit that contains everything you need to get started making your own Suminagashi designs. This generous kit is designed to provide many happy hours of creativity over multiple sessions. You can also transform your own art into 3 easy, unique projects included in the kit. This is the perfect gift for you, a friend, or loved one!

Each exclusive project kit comes beautifully packaged with the following items:

  • Reusable white glossy box with magnetic enclosure that holds all the contents
  • An acrylic tray measuring 8 1/2" x 11" 
  • A bottle of black sumi ink
  • A set of colored inks
  • A bottle of surfactant 
  • Assortment of Japanese and Western papers
  • Set of practice papers
  • 2 calligraphy brushes (small)
  • 2 calligraphy brushes (large)
  • 2 ceramic ink dishes
  • 1 paint palette
  • Decorative fabric handheld fan (each kit may contain a different fabric pattern) 
  • Newsprint strips
  • A printed Suminagashi notecard with envelope
  • A full-color instructional handout 
  • All materials and embellishments to create 3 simple projects including a decorative gift bag, gift tag, and embellished gift card. 
  • About Suminagashi: Suminagashi is generally characterized by a series of concentric rings that can be quietly elegant and quite meditative. Any movement, no matter how subtle, will put its organic fingerprint on the design- including your breath or a slight breeze from an open window nearby. In this example, a gust of wind transformed the circular rings into a more jagged edge pattern. It is this connection between the artist, the water, and nature that makes the allure of Suminagashi a somewhat spiritual experience.

    Visit the Suminagashi gallery here to learn more & view the video.

    Additional Information About Our Products:

    • Our maker's mark logo is stamped on the reverse side of each full and half size sheet identifying it as an authentic piece hand marbled in our studio. There may also be pencil or pen marks on the reverse side identifying which side we should marble. After being marbled, sheets are typically numbered on the back in pencil noting the paper size and style number. This information is not visible from the front of the paper. These characteristics are indicative of an authentic original piece of hand marbled paper. We feel that these add to the artisan quality of the product and the unique charm of the handmade process.
    • Due to the wet nature of the marbling process there may be traces of paint on the reverse side. This characteristic is also indicative of an authentic original piece of hand marbled paper that adds to the artisan quality and the unique charm of the handmade process.
    • We prioritize transparency and strive to provide accurate product listings and pictures. However, we cannot guarantee that colors will appear the same on all monitors, as this is beyond our control. If you have questions about pattern or color, please contact us before placing an order.
    • All of our designs are copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without license. Unless prior arrangements have been made, Marbled Paper Studio retains all rights to all patterns sold, including in-stock purchases and commissioned projects. 

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