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Suminagashi Paper Marbling: From Pattern to Finished Painting

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Suminagashi Paper Marbling: From Pattern to Finished Painting
Liz Walker
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$215 plus $40 Materials Fee
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Workshop Overview

Learn how to create beautiful marbled papers using sumi inks dropped from small paintbrushes into a tray of water and printed on rice paper. Patterns and special colorful effects are achieved using a bamboo stylus and eyedroppers. This process is meditative, mesmerizing and creates subtle, found-in-nature patterns and rings that are one-of-a-kind. On Day 2, discover how to develop one or more marbled papers into a finished painting using simple collage and painting methods.

About the Instructor(s)

Liz Walker, who creates marbled paintings in her studio in Portland Oregon, began as a watercolor painter and then discovered marbling (both acrylic and suminagashi) in 2008. She received her BA in Art from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Her work has been exhibited widely in regional and national shows and she is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society. Watercolor Artist Magazine included an article about her acrylic marbling in their August, 2016 issue. Liz has successfully taught marbling, acrylic and watercolor workshops for nearly a decade.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Small pair of scissors

• A full roll of absorbent paper towels such as Viva or Bounty is important (paper towel sheets can be

reused when dry)

• Apron- inks are non-toxic but can temporarily stain fingers and clothes, so an apron is recommended.

• 2 to 4 substrates (these can be 140 lb printmaking or watercolor paper or small gessoed canvases) no

smaller than 5x7\" and no larger than 11 x 15\" to support the marbled rice papers that we will collage on

to the substrate(s)

• 8 oz white glue such as Elmer's


• Any non-glossy papers that you'd like to try to marble such as: old sheet music, book pages, or light-

colored rice papers. All papers should be 11x15\" or smaller and should be able to withstand being

immersed in water without falling apart.

• Latex gloves

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)


• All sumi inks,

• Marbling trays and tools

• 20 sheets of sumi rice paper per student, plus other suitable marbling papers

• Matte medium and large brushes used to collage rice papers onto substrates

• Reusable stencils for creating subject matter on the marbled papers

• Acrylic paints

• Brushes for developing papers into paintings

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