A beautiful look at the Turkish paper marbling technique known as ebru. Watch the video below!
video by Oguz Uygur
There’s any workshop available in Berlin?
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!
did you save any of your creations?
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?
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.
we call it ‘ebru’
Never mind instructions in Turkish: it’s instructions using commercial products, and their trade names, only available in the US that annoy me.
nb. English is my home language.
The painting was nice. But I really liked that song! Anyone know the artist and title?
yann tiersen ı think
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)
This is actually surprisingly easy. Still have some nice creations that I made at a workshop some time ago.
cattle bile smells bad
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.
The song is Charlotte Mittnacht (The Fabulous Destiny Of…) by DeVotcKa