It is possible to achieve very subtle marks with this technique, and I want to use it as a background for a piece of work inspired by walking the sea-wall in Mersea, which must be completed this week as I'm taking part in Colchester open studios with Neti Love, clever letterpress printmaker (and my lovely sister-in-law).
Colchester Open Studios, Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October, 11am - 5pm
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Suminagashi is a simple process . . . using just water, ink and a surfactant,
then lay a sheet of paper onto the water surface and gently lift off . . . and voila sheets of marbled paper!