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Re: Yet another way to marble paper....

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Heidi McElroy (hmcelroy)
Wed, 9 Jun 1999 10:38:05 -0400


Carolyn and fellow educators,
I think I have used that marbling kit you spoke of. It sounds like
Sumingashi, a Japanese marbeling technique. I use the tip of a bamboo
brush to apply the ink to the bath. I have also used little plastic
droppers like eye droppers to transfer the ink. They are all plastic, but I
don't know where I got them. Maybe someone in the medical profession knows
of an inexpensive source.
My art club loved chalk marbelling this spring. I found an old box
of colored chalk designed for use on the blackboard with rich colors. They
also found that charcoal worked well as did pastels. Pastel end scraps
would work. They applied the chalk to the surface by scraping it with a
plastic knife from a fast food restaurant.
Something I have been meaning to share with the group that my
co-worker discovered is that when you dry handmade paper on windows,
post-it notes next to the student's sheet of paper are much more effective
than masking tape in identifying whose work it is. When the sheet dries,
just pop the post-it note on it. No tearing of tape when you remove it and
no mess on the window.
Heidi (in the warm and humid mountains of Virginia)