Colophon Book Arts Supply carries a complete line of products for:
Floating water color inks on the surface of a tank of thickened
water and creating patterns with tools. Pretreated paper is
placed over the patterned surface thus contact lifting the ink
design. Marbling is affected by many influences such as
temperature, humidity, water, as well as the marbler.
Suminagashi is an oriental method of decorating paper which is
similar to western paper marbling. One floats ink on unthickened
water and then urges the spots of color into concentric bands using a
spreading agent. The bands of color thus made are teased into
images using either a hairstylus, a breath of air, or a hand held
fan. Finally, the image is transferred onto an absorbent paper
and allowed to dry.
- Hand Book Binding
Many, many people have found enjoyment binding books by
hand. Perhaps it is simply because the more one learns about the
craft, the more he or she wants to learn. The supplies offered
here have been chosen for quality and usefulness. I hope that
you enjoy the selection.