Saturday 11 September 2010

Ebru: Turkish paper marbling painting

Taking the idea of water color painting literally, an unknown artist creates a surprisingly interesting painting by applying paint directly on water, accompanied by some trippy flute music of Ney Taksimi by Ahmet Sahin.

This technique is referred to as Ebru and was used extensively in the binding of books and within calligraphic panels in Turkey since the fifteenth century.

If you wish to try this technique yourself you will need to discover the appropriate additives or surfactant chemicals in order to help float the ink. Learn more about this technique, here.
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