Join Pippa Pixley, a member of the International Marbling Network, for a creative one day workshop showing how to make your own beautiful marbled papers.
Marbling is the aqueous surface design method of creating unique and beautiful mono-prints by swirling, rippling, splashing and combining different pigments floated on the surface of a seaweed-based size and then transferring those patterns directly into prepared papers.
In this workshop you will learn how to set up your size, mix paints, mordant your paper and to create beautiful patterns using various combs. Everyone will leave with beautiful marbled paper, ideas & techniques to try at home.
Places will be strictly limited to facilitate social distancing in line with current government guidance.
Marbling & Suminagashi – Tuesday 15th September 2020
10am-3pm - at the Dove Valley Centre, nr. Longnor, Staffordshire, SK17 0PR
Suminagashi is the Japanese art of floating inks on the surface of the water to create a monoprint. It is a beautiful art that creates unique patterns, as the paint swishes and swirls on the bath. Pippa delivers workshops covering the ancient art of Suminagashi, traditional marbling techniques, as well as bookbinding skills to create your own handbound books. Pippa will share the secrets to achieve strong, hi-contrast prints by combining traditional techniques with modern materials.