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Re: marbelizing paper

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From: Litesal (litesal_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Nov 04 2000 - 06:42:24 PST


This technique can be done successfully with just plain water with chalk
floated on top.

Leah

> I am trying a marbleized paper technique. It uses a liquid starch poured
into
> a cake pan and colored chalk. The students shave chalk dust onto the
starch
> where it floats. They can drag patterns or swirl the colors, then lift a
print
> by laying paper on the surface. I think the starch can be thinned with
water.
>
> I want to use this in a lesson about Japanese prints. I'm wondering if
this is
> an intellectually honest way to represent Suminagashi, a water print
technique
> that uses floating ink.