In this 13 minute YouTube style tutorial video, hosts Kitty Kat and Cup Cake show how they created suminagashi at home using simple found materials. With creative input from world famous South African suminagashi artists, mother and daughter team Larissa and Stella Don, this tutorial video is to help prepare the audience for the live show “Girl with the Magic Paintbrush” showing on the fringe, if they wish to participate and to learn more about suminagashi / marbling and making water prints. The live shows include a workshop for further real time coaching in suminagashi from Larissa and Stella.
Larissa says: “Suminagashi is an ancient printing technique where the oily ink is applied to the surface of water. The floating ink is then manipulated by using various techniques. This floating image which you have created can then be captured on paper or fabric as a once off still image. Marbling takes us a bit deeper into viscosities and the alchemy of dripping bright colours on a thickened gel solution. The process is magical yet simple!”