Saturday I was introduced to suminagashi at the Arts For All Festival. There were four of us from the Museum sitting in the children’s art tent, and the kids were so excited about the marbling. Much more than making a folded book with me! Can’t blame them - it was real neat!
Here’s what we did:
1) put a layer of shaving cream on a flat surface (plexiglass works well) and let the children squeeze drops of food coloring onto the cream. We used four different colors.
2) use a toothpick to swirl the colors around into a nice design. Don’t use too much coloring, or you’ll get a dark “blob.”
3) take an 4” x 6” index card and lightly place it on the shaving cream. When you remove the card, some of the colorful cream gets picked up off the glass.
4) wipe the foam off the paper with a putty knife. One clean swipe and the colors stay behind.
Here’s a video from scrapdeworld on YouTube, if you want to see how it works.
Hope you try it. All the ingredients are readily available.