I first saw this art form at Inner Child Fun and I used the Aitoh Boku-Undo Suminagashi Marbling Kit Valerie suggests. This kit uses dyes that you drip onto the surface of water.
With either method, to create designs, gently swirl the ink on the surface with a brush or by blowing gently on the surface of the water either directly, or with a straw.
When you are satisfied with your design, lay paper or whatever material you want to use (any material that can soak up water such as cloth or wood) on the dye.
|This "fire" effect was created by blowing on the surface of the water after inking.|