Suminagashi Stacking Blocks

Suminagashi Stacking Blocks

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 18th 2022

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October 19, 2022

Suminagashi Blocks

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Create beautiful marbled designs on wood, inspired by traditional Suminagashi. These wood balancing stones are a great way to promote mindfullness.

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Sumingashi Blocks

Level: Easy-Intermediate


Supply List

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OTHER SUPPLIES

PAPER TOWELS

MEASURING TEASPOON & CUP

Unfinished wood blocks

WHISK

Bowl for size (deep enough to dip wood pieces)

Brush (for optional varnish)

FREEZER PAPER



Project Demo


Step 1

If needed, lightly sand wooden blocks in a well ventilated area. Wipe away dust. Mix size by instructions on Magic Medium jar. Set up your water marbling area with everything accessible.


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TIP: Check out DecoArt's educational YouTube video links to get some handy tips and techniques for beginning water marbling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TBp8iRkwWQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGs5Uiri3hA


Step 2

Begin by pouring a line of White Water Marbling paint down the center of the water.


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Step 3

Next, drop a drop of Black Water Marbling paint in the center and allow to disperse. This circle is called a "stone". Continue to drop white then black inside each stone's center to build the design.



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Step 4

To get smaller stones, use DecoArt's Water Marbling Sumi Brushes. Using the brushes in this way, this technique is more like the traditional Japanese way of Suminagashi.


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Step 5

Blow the surface of the paint to move into a desired design. Dip the wood block into the size, completely submerging and allowing the paint to wrap around. Allow to drain and place on a non-stick surface such as freezer paper. Allow to dry completely. Optional: paint with a varnish such as DecoArt's Soft Touch Varnish. Allow to dry.


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TIP: Place your beautiful stacking blocks in a place to remind you to become present and restack to be mindful throughout your day.


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