the origin and development of marbling was practiced in japan as early as the 12th century. the first forms of japanese marbling were called suminagashi, or ink floating. delicate, swirled patterns were produced on paper when colors of ink were floated on the surface of the water. the artist would drop circles of black and indigo blue ink into the water, then blow on the surface of the water to produce smoke-like patterns. please join us at our up coming marbling workshop on december 7th from 1:00 to 4:00. participants will have the opportunity to marble greeting cards, envelopes, bookmarks, gift tags, and paper scraps. the cost of the workshop is just $45.00.