20.08.12 by Jeff

Turkish Paper Marbling

Turkish Paper Marbling
A beautiful look at the Turkish paper marbling technique known as ebru. Watch the video below!

video by Oguz Uygur

via: artnau













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • There’s any workshop available in Berlin? 🙂

  • Rosie Violet

    Do you know what type of marbling ink this is? 🙂

    • im not sure but i’ve been wikipedia-ing a lot about this, looks fun, really want to try

  • I had a kit for doing this when I was younger! Well, it was slightly simpler – but I adored it! 

  • Would love to learn how to do that!

  • Ohhh, I am going to try that out this week.  Looking up a lot of recipes and how-tos.  Anyone have any suggestions?

  • Ohhh, I am going to try that out this week.  Looking up a lot of recipes and how-tos.  Anyone have any suggestions?

  • 🙂 it is strange to see this in here. this is called “ebru” and you need “kitre” to do this. there are lots of tutorials but they are in turkish: http://www.uzmantv.com/ebru-nasil-yapilir

    maybe a friend who knows turkish would help you. good luck. 

  • Cbaysan

    we call it ‘ebru’

  • Dandelion

    Never mind instructions in Turkish: it’s instructions using commercial products, and their trade names, only available in the US that annoy me.

  • Dandelion

    nb. English is my home language.

  • Atchit

    The painting was nice. But I really liked that song!  Anyone know the artist and title?

  • Cbaysan

     yann tiersen ı think

  • Beefrd

    I used to use oil based enamels – testors – used for models. I would thin them down by a third to keep them from drying out too quickly, and use a tray with water in it to take the paint. Nowadays there are little suction droppers available in craft stores that might work well. Tricky bit is getting paper onto paint sheen evenly without bubbling or breaking the film. Practice on smaller papers first. Process used to be called marbleizing (sp)

  • Zeynep

    This is actually surprisingly easy. Still have some nice creations that I made at a workshop some time ago.

  • Umityasarertug

    cattle bile smells bad

  • Guest

    This brought back some elementary school memories. We learned how to do these in our arts and crafts class and gave the creations to parents as gifts. Didn’t know the method was Turkish. Cool. 

  • DeWayne

    The song is Charlotte Mittnacht (The Fabulous Destiny Of…) by DeVotcKa

  • Muharrem Armağan Onur Kızıldağ

    Ebru -> Turkish Paper Marbling





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