Marbling workshop

break time for barbaraAdrienne and Judy at work

Adrienne with her stuff pre ironing


bookmarks from mattboard_1

break time for barbara_1

Hosho paper_1

hung out to dry

no swirling


traditional Japanese marbling on Hosho paper<img

barbarasFirst workshop at Forth Art Studio fo 2013 was Marbling…… creating wonderful patterns on water to transfer to paper which can then be used for a variety of purposes. Great fun and so easy once you know how. We worked with a variety of materials and all agreed that the Hosho paper is exceptional in its ability to hold the colour. Liquitex glossies and the Japanese marbling inks worked well on a plain water base. Pigment ink (but not the pearlescent ones)are OK if applied with a brush but tend to sink if applied with a dropper even with extreme care.