Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tools for the Marbelized Rice Paper

Here's all it takes to do marbelized rice paper. A shallow tub for a few inches of water, ink, a brush or stick, rice paper and some very old towels. (They're going to be stained so ...... )

Not all rice paper will work. The smaller sheets shown here are Unryu rice paper and it does not pick up the ink. Cheng-Khee Chee explains it all in his dvd. I couldn't find any here, nor in Ottawa, so I looked on the internet and found Blue Heron Arts. Look for Mulberry Paper. On his ebay link, he states that it is Kozo and that's what I needed. (On his ebay listings, there are several with youtube videos of him demonstrating his painting.) I received the order of paper within one week, from California to Canada! That's fast service!


Cindi said...

wow deb this looks like so much fun.. i think i have some rice paper some where, just need to get the sumi ink.. then you mentioned youre going to add somr water color??? will be watching for that.. thanks for sharing this

Deb Léger said...

Hi Cindi,

Sorry it took me so long to get back to the blog!

It's loads of fun! Hopefully this weekend, I'll have time to add some watercolour to a few.

Thanks for commenting and for your patience.