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. Suminagashi is generally characterized by a series of concentric rings. The process 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. It is the connection between the artist, the water, and the natural forces of the surroundings that makes the allure of Suminagashi such a meditative experience. It is ideal for moments when you need infuse a bit of creative calmness into your life while creating your own pieces of artwork. Visit our Suminagashi gallery to learn more. 

About the Kit: The Marbled Paper Studio Suminagashi Creative Kit is the most comprehensive kit available. It contains everything needed to get started on your own Suminagashi designs without having to source products individually. This generous kit is designed to provide many happy hours of creativity over multiple sessions. 

Don't miss the video at the left to see everything included in this generous kit. For design inspiration, be sure to check out our Suminagashi Gallery. 

Due to the size of this kit, shipping is only available in the United States. 

The Suminagashi Creative Kit includes: 

  • Reusable sturdy white glossy box to hold kit contents. The box measures approximately 13.5"x10"x3.5" and includes a magnetic closure.
  • 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
  • Blank handmade flat notecard and envelope (our design to provide you with inspiration)
  • Gift tag template with an assortment of ribbon and string to begin making an easy project. 
  • An detailed instructional handout accessible through a QR code

  • Additional Information:

    • Original hand marbled designs: If you are purchasing multiples of one sheet please note that they will be similar but not identical. Due to the hand marbled process, no two are exactly the same.
    • 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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